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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic

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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 40 p.; grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC Date: November 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/W.557

Description

This report is part of a series of national case studies aimed at disseminating knowledge on the current
status of social protection systems in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and at discussing their
main challenges in terms of realizing of the economic and social rights of the population and
achieving key development goals, such as combating poverty and hunger.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- I. Introduction .-- II. Dominican Republic: main economic and social indicators .-- III. The contributory pillar (social security) .-- IV. The non-contributory pillar .-- V. The health sector .-- VI. Employment policies and the regulation of the labour market .-- VII. The education sector .-- VIII. Final remarks.