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Whose crisis? Public and popular reactions to family change in Costa Rica

Chant, Sylvia (2002) Whose crisis? Public and popular reactions to family change in Costa Rica. In: Abel, Christopher and Lewis, Colin M., (eds.) Exclusion and Engagement: Social Policy in Latin America. Brookings Institution, London, UK, pp. 349-377. ISBN 9781900039505

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This collection offers a reappraisal of social policy in response to the scale of the challenges confronting Latin America. Divided into four sections -- Concepts, Models and Practice; Health and Social Security; Education; and Household and Community -- the book explores the functions of social policy and the prospects of it's performing a new and more dynamic role. The authors place contemporary social policy in historical perspective, study the connection between growth and welfare, and consider the efficacy of the state in the social sphere from both macro and micro perspectives. Underpinning the collection are issues relating to the question of the social contract between state and citizen and how the exercise of citizenship connects society and state.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Brookings Institution
Divisions: Gender Studies
Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2008 11:48
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2021 23:02

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