Tag Archives: Argentina

ARGENTINA: The future of employment and basic income: at the IDEA Annual Conference

Santiago Bilinkis, at The Future of Employment IDEA Annual Conference   Although the event happened on the 22nd of October 2015, it is still relevant to take note of Santiago Bilinkis‘ presentation on technological innovation and its effect on the work market. According to Bilinkis, an economist specialized in technological issues and consequences for society, there is considerable denial in

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

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

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Lo Vuolo, Rubén. Citizen’s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America: From Cash Transfers to Rights

This book is a collection of essays by several authors assessing the need for and prospects of basic income in Latin America. It is edited by Ruben Lo Vuolo. According to the publisher, “Social protection systems in Latin America developed in a fragmented manner, offering varying access to benefits and benefit levels to population groups. In the context of widespread

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LATIN AMERICA: Head of UN Commission Says Several Latin America Countries Could Implement basic income

USBIG reports that Martin Hopenhayn, head of the Social Development Division of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said that several Latin American countries are in the position in which they could introduce a universal basic income (UBI) for all citizens. In a recent interview with Dario Montero of Inter Press Service News Agency,

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