ARGENTINA: Social Security Administrator Emilio Basavilbaso talks about the universalization of a citizen’s income

Emilio Basavilbaso

Basavilvaso and Tagliaferro. Credit to: La Politica Online.

 

The Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social (National Social Security Administration) in Argentina, or ANSES, is working on the universalization of the citizen’s income, which is being considered for pensioners and children. ANSES Executive Director Emilio Basavilbaso has himself stated that (the universalization of) a basic income can allow the country “not only to maintain, but to reinforce social rights”. At the moment, as Emilio Basavilbaso also agrees, a law must be passed in order to start money transfers under this partial basic income for pensioners.

 

The present government, led by president Mauricio Macri, is also considering a universal child payment (Asignación Universal por Hijo (AUH)), which has been proposed by parliament members Elisa Carrió and Elisa Carca as far back as 1997. The Argentinian government seems to be pursuing the expansion of unconditional payments per population sectors, at the moment focused on elder and younger citizens, through the internal transformation and increased capacity of the existent social security system.

 

More information at:

 

Language:  Spanish

 

Basavilbaso confirm que las jubilaciones aumentarán cerca de 15 por ciento [Basavilbaso has confirmed that pensions have risen 15 percent]”, La Política Online Economia, January 19th 2016

 

Financial Red Argentina, “ANSES Ingreso Ciudadano para la vejez [ANSES elderly basic income]”, 2nd December 2015

 

Financial Red Argentina, “Calendario de pago Ingreso Ciudadano Universal Marzo 2016 [Basic Income transfer calendar March 2016]”, March 1st 2016

 

Financial Red Argentina, “ANSES Elderly basic income: to retire without contributions [ANSES jubilacion universal: jubilarse sin aportes]”, March 1st 2016

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3 comments

  • Lindsay DuBois

    Argentina’s AUH (asignacion universal por hijo, which is a CCT) has been covering many children (and consequently their families) since 2009. As a conditional payment, it is quite different from the BIG, but moves in the same direction (one hopes). It would be fabulous were the new government to expand such policies, but the suggestion that the current government is the architect of the CCT is false.

    • André Coelho

      Dear Lindsay,

      Thank you for your message. However, I don’t think the text suggests that the Argentine government is the architect of the AHU. It only says the government is considering that policy, proposed by two parliament members in 1997.

      Best regards,

      André Coelho

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