Social Policy Reform and Market Governance in Latin America

  • Louise Haagh
  • Camilla T. Helgø

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction: Markets and Rights in the Governance of Welfare — Latin America’s Market Reforms

  3. Labour Market and Social Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Maria Cristina Bayon, Bryan Roberts, Georgina Rojas
      Pages 101-120
  4. Education and Decentralization Policies

  5. Health Sector Reforms

  6. Social Development Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Agustín Escobar Latapí
      Pages 219-241
  7. Conclusion: New Approaches to Social Policy Reform in Latin America

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


This collection offers a critical analytical perspective and fresh empirical data on recent market-orientated social policy reforms in Latin America. The six case studies presented examine labour, education, health and general social development programmes. A particular focus is placed on the ways in which market-enhancing reforms such as demand-based provision, social policy targeting and privatization respond to issues of equity, coverage and the quality of provision.


gender governance labor market participation Policy reforms social policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Haagh
    • 1
  • Camilla T. Helgø
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Oxford Policy ManagementUK

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