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What they are saying

  • Better Pensions, Better Jobs takes on the key challenge of pension reform – expanding coverage - in a straightforward and honest way.
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    Stephen Kay, Americas Center Director, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Thanks to this eminently practical approach, the book makes an important contribution to policies designed to achieve universal coverage of assistance for the elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
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    Guillermo Cruces, University of La Plata, Argentina
  • Better pensions, better jobs lays out a bold proposal for Latin America that raises the key policy questions to be considered in the global paradigm shift to a post-Bismarckian world.
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    Robert Palacios, Pensions Team Leader in Social Protection Unit, World Bank
  • Extending the coverage of pension systems is the most important challenge in building social protection systems in Latin America today. This book responds to this challenge by exploring the relationship between social security, the labor market and the productive system.
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    Mario Marcel, Deputy Director of Governance and Territorial Development at OECD

Mariano Bosch

Mariano Bosch

is a Senior Specialist at the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Since joining the IDB in 2011, he has been leading research projects in the area of labor markets, pensions and welfare policies... read more...

Ángel Melguizo

Ángel Bosch

is Pension Coordinator and Lead Specialist in the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Before joining the IDB, he worked as an economist at the Americas Desk of the OECD's Development... read more...

Carmen Pagés-Serra

Carmen Páges-Serra

is the Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Previously, she was a principal research economist at the IDB’s Research Department and led key publications such as The Age of... read more...

¿Why?

In the incoming decades, pensions will become one of the cornerstones of economic and social policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The reason? In 2050 there will be in the region three times more seniors than now, with an increased life expectancy and, therefore, more needs of being taken care. Those future seniors are today in a labor market where only 4 out of 10 workers...read more...

¿How?

Is it fundable? This is the big question that arises when discussing the proposal of achieving an universal pension coverage that protects all citizens when they turn certain age. The answer given by three specialists (link to bios) from the Inter-American Development Bank in the book Better pensions, better jobs: towards universal coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean... read more...

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