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Mexico study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mexico – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. México)

This study presents the effects of the economy based on macroeconomic events that affected the Mexican economy in the last two decades. The observed results indicate that a reduction in world prices of major export goods, an increase in global food prices and a drop in remittance income, would cause the most damage in the main macroeconomic indicators, labor market and poverty. It also simulates and analyzes the five public policies relevant social protection that could cope with these shocks.

Service line: Policy coherence
Category: Social Protection Systems
Created by: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Type: Knowledge Product
Format: Case study
Language(s): Spanish
Location: http://www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/3/42403/2010-065-Mexico-W8.pdf
Publication: 2010
Target audience: Policy makers, Governments
Availability: Web accessible/downloadable