Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals

"This paper studies the main social programs of the Colombian public sector. Traditionally, health and education expenditure have played the lion s share both in the theoretical discussions and in the allocation of social spending in Colombia. I argue that other programs, with more indirect imp...

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Autor Principal: Perotti, Roberto
Publicado: 2015
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spelling ir-11445-8212017-06-17T16:58:11Z Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals Perotti, Roberto Sector Público Salud Educación Política Pública "This paper studies the main social programs of the Colombian public sector. Traditionally, health and education expenditure have played the lion s share both in the theoretical discussions and in the allocation of social spending in Colombia. I argue that other programs, with more indirect impact on the creation of human capital, should have full citizenship in a country at the level of development of Colombia. Even within the existing non-health and non-education social spending, the current allocation is very skewed towards programs that do not benefit the poor or often do so only marginally. In particular, pensions take up an inordinate share of social spending, and are paid almost exclusively to the top two quintiles of the distribution. This leaves very little room for other programs mostly programs towards children and families and labor market programs. These programs, in turn, suffer from problems of their own, in particular an almost complete lack of any usable evaluation, an excessive ragmentation into many agencies and subprograms, and - an almost unavoidable consequence - lack of clarity on their goals." "This paper studies the main social programs of the Colombian public sector. Traditionally, health and education expenditure have played the lion s share both in the theoretical discussions and in the allocation of social spending in Colombia. I argue that other programs, with more indirect impact on the creation of human capital, should have full citizenship in a country at the level of development of Colombia. Even within the existing non-health and non-education social spending, the current allocation is very skewed towards programs that do not benefit the poor or often do so only marginally. In particular, pensions take up an inordinate share of social spending, and are paid almost exclusively to the top two quintiles of the distribution. This leaves very little room for other programs mostly programs towards children and families and labor market programs. These programs, in turn, suffer from problems of their own, in particular an almost complete lack of any usable evaluation, an excessive ragmentation into many agencies and subprograms, and - an almost unavoidable consequence - lack of clarity on their goals." I10 I18 I20 I28 2015-12-18T23:52:30Z 2016-01-21T02:26:10Z 2017-04-17T20:27:39Z 2017-06-17T16:58:11Z 2015-12-18T23:52:30Z 2016-01-21T02:26:10Z 2017-04-17T20:27:39Z 2017-06-17T16:58:11Z 2000-08 http://hdl.handle.net/11445/821 Documentos de Trabajo (Working Papers). No. 18. Agosto 2000 application/pdf
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topic Sector Público
Salud
Educación
Política Pública
spellingShingle Sector Público
Salud
Educación
Política Pública
Perotti, Roberto
Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals
description "This paper studies the main social programs of the Colombian public sector. Traditionally, health and education expenditure have played the lion s share both in the theoretical discussions and in the allocation of social spending in Colombia. I argue that other programs, with more indirect impact on the creation of human capital, should have full citizenship in a country at the level of development of Colombia. Even within the existing non-health and non-education social spending, the current allocation is very skewed towards programs that do not benefit the poor or often do so only marginally. In particular, pensions take up an inordinate share of social spending, and are paid almost exclusively to the top two quintiles of the distribution. This leaves very little room for other programs mostly programs towards children and families and labor market programs. These programs, in turn, suffer from problems of their own, in particular an almost complete lack of any usable evaluation, an excessive ragmentation into many agencies and subprograms, and - an almost unavoidable consequence - lack of clarity on their goals."
author Perotti, Roberto
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title Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals
title_short Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals
title_full Public spending on social protection in Colombia: analysis and proposals
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title_sort public spending on social protection in colombia: analysis and proposals
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