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The Mexican Welfare State

391 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last revised: 9 May 2010

Gabriel Martinez

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Date Written: July 1, 2005


This book describes and analyzes social programs in Mexico in a comprehensive way. The welfare state has exceptional features in each country, related to its own labor market and other institutions. The book evaluates the structure and regulation of the Mexican social protection system. It includes chapters on the pension sytem and the health system, and on the taxation required to sustain them.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Social security, health insurance, pensions, welfare state

JEL Classification: H51, H53, H55, I18

Suggested Citation

Martinez, Gabriel, The Mexican Welfare State (July 1, 2005). Available at SSRN: or

Gabriel Martinez (Contact Author)

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) ( email )

Av. Camino a Sta. Teresa 930
Col. Héroes de Padierna
Mexico City, D.F. 01000, Federal District 01080

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