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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Jamaica

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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Jamaica

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Social Physical Description: 38 p.: grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC Date: March 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/W.533

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

Introduction: historical context of social protection and promotion policies in Jamaica .-- Jamaica: main economic and social indicators .-- The contributory pillar .-- The non-contributory pillar: the Jamaican Social Safety Net .-- Employment policies and labour market regulation in Jamaica .-- The health system .-- The education system .-- Final remarks.