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Social policies and decentralization in Cuba : change in the context of 21st-century Latin America

Author: Jorge I Domínguez; María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles; Mayra Espina Prieto; Lorena Barberia; Soledad Artiz Prillaman
Publisher: [Cambridge, Massachusetts] : Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2017] 2017. ©2017
Series: David Rockefeller Center series on Latin American studies, Harvard University, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cuba has long been a social policy pioneer in Latin America. Since the 1959 revolution, its government has developed ambitious social policies to address health care, higher education, employment, the environment, and broad social inequalities, among other priorities. Cuban strategies emphasized universal rights and benefits, provided free of financial cost to users, and implemented under centralized and unitary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge I Domínguez; María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles; Mayra Espina Prieto; Lorena Barberia; Soledad Artiz Prillaman
ISBN: 9780674975309 0674975308
OCLC Number: 980296325
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Social Policy and Economic Change in Cuba / Jorge I. Domínguez --
I. Deliberating over Social Policy --
2. Alternative Development and Alternatives to Development: The Decentralization Process in Contemporary Cuba / Geydis Elena Fundora Nevot --
3. Social Inequalities: Sites of Transformation for Community Actors and Social Policy / María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles --
II. Experimenting with Organizational Designs --
4. Municipalization and Social Policy in Cuba / Mayra Espina Prieto --
5. Nonfarm Cooperatives in the Current Cuban Context: Challenges and Perspectives / Reynaldo Jiménez Guethón and Niurka Padrón Sánchez --
III. Social Policy Issue Areas: Education, Health Care, and Environment --
6. Education and Employment in Cuba: Congruity or Disequilibrium? The First Fifteen Years of the Twenty-First Century / Dayma Echevarría León and Mayra Tejuca Martínez --
7. Looking at Health Care in Cuba: Social Policy in a Context of Widening Social Inequality / Susset Fuentes Reverón --
8. Environmental Policy and Management of Water Resources: Challenges and Perspectives / Marta Rosa Muñoz Campos --
IV. The Latin American Social Policy Context --
9. The Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Inequality for Cuba: Lessons from Latin America / Lorena G. Barberia --
10. The Micro-Foundations of Non-Contributory Social Policy in Latin America / Soledad Artiz Prillaman.
Series Title: David Rockefeller Center series on Latin American studies, Harvard University, 32.
Responsibility: edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles, Mayra Espina Prieto and Lorena G. Barberia ; [with contributions by] Soledad Artiz Prillaman [and 12 others].

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Cuba has long been a social policy pioneer, with ambitious policies to address health care, education, employment, the environment, and social inequalities. Yet facing severe economic challenges, the  Read more...

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