Center for Latin American Social Policy

The Center for Latin American Social Policy (CLASP) is dedicated to improving the well-being of the Latin American population and conducts objective, independent research on topics relevant to Latin Americans living and working at home and in the United States.

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  • Workplace Accidents in Brazil Are Significantly Underreported

    The first national household survey in Brazil that has asked about accidents at work generally confirms what smaller-scale studies have indicated: that reports to the social security system greatly underestimate the total annual number of work injuries.

  • How Does Supplemental Income Impact the Health Of Elderly Poor?

    Supplementing the income of elderly poor in Mexico resulted in significant health benefits, equivalent to a reduction in age of five to 10 years. The extra money allowed people to go to the doctor, buy medications, and alleviate hunger.

  • Reducing Poverty Among Mexico's Elderly

    Mexico is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes and advancements that have raised life expectancy, but a larger percentage of Mexico's elderly is poor and rural, and many lack the social safety nets available to urban seniors. An experiment to reform to Mexico's social security system is helping to alleviate political and social instability.


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CLASP in the News

  • "Nadie es Perfecto" Evaluation Meeting

    Chilean Minister of Social Development, Marcos Barraza, led a meeting on the impact evaluation of "Nadie es Perfecto" (Nobody’s Perfect), cornerstone program of the comprehensive early childhood protection system Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC).

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  • Economic Impact of the Pacific Alliance in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru

    At the CLASP/IDSS panel, Liliana Cino De Silva, Consul General Of Peru; Carlos M. Sada Solana, Consul General Of Mexico and Jorge Tagle Canelo, Consul General Of Chile, led a discussion with RAND researchers about the Economic Impact of the Pacific Alliance in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

  • 2015 CLASP Seminars

    CLASP researchers gave presentations on topics including the relationship between climate and child health, and the regional impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • CLASP Researchers Lead Workshop in Mexico City

    At the Inter-American Conference on Social Security, experts from CLASP and the Inter-American Development Bank led a workshop on Management, Protection, and Linking Data for the Regional Strategy to Design a Longitudinal Social Protection Survey (ELPS).

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