Discussion Papers

No.162 Re-thinking Argentina’s Labour and Social Security Reform in the 1990s: Agreement on Competitive Corporatism

by USAMI Koichi

July 2008


This paper will analyze the Menem administration’s social policy reforms during the 1990s. Neo-liberal reforms in Argentina are well-known both in the economy and in the social arena, but in the latter we can discern the presence of tripartite negotiations. The form of such negotiations, the type of agreements reached as a result, and the background to those agreements will be discussed. We also pay attention to the concept of competitive corporatism, which was established under the increase in market competition brought about by globalization.

Keywords: Argentina, Neo-liberal Reform, Competitive Corporatism, Social Policy
JEL classification: H55, I18, I30, J38, J68

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