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Social programmes, poverty eradication and labour inclusion: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

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Author: Abramo, Laís - Cecchini, Simone - Morales, Beatriz UN symbol.: LC/PUB.2019/5-P ISBN: 9789211220186 268 p. Editorial: ECLAC June 2019


Diverse social programmes —including conditional cash transfer programmes, labour and production inclusion programmes and social pensions— are being implemented in Latin American and Caribbean countries with the aim of ending poverty and reducing inequalities throughout the life cycle. This book offers an up-to-date analysis of these programmes and the way they relate to labour inclusion, and analyses ongoing debates
regarding the possible incentives and disincentives they create in terms of the labour supply, formalization and child labour among the target population.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Introduction .-- I. Towards a virtuous circle of social protection and inclusion .-- II. Conditional cash transfer programmes and labour inclusion .-- III. Labour and productive inclusion programmes .-- IV. Social pensions and labour inclusion.