Household Risk Management And Social Protection In Chile (World Bank Country Study)
World BankISBN: 0821359533;
Book DescriptionHousehold Risk Management and Social Protection in Chile is part of the World Bank Country Study series. These reports are published with the approval of the subject government to communicate the results of the Bank?s work on the economic and related conditions of member countries to governments and to the development community. Household Risk Management and Social Protection in Chile takes a critical look at the country's social protection "system" ? broadly defined to include policy interventions, public institutions, and the regulation of private institutions that lower the welfare costs of adverse shocks to income from job loss and extended unemployment, health episodes, old age, and life-time poverty ? to determine if a system exists or simply a set of loosely coordinated programs. The study also assesses whether households are provided with appropriate tools to mitigate risks to their income, identifying gaps in coverage and where instruments...
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