Changes to the segmentation of labour markets in developing countries has led to strains on the social protection systems in place to regulate them. Kirsten Sehnbruch looks at why social protection systems in developing countries underperform when they are linked to highly precarious formal labour markets, using the example of the Chilean unemployment insurance savings account (UISA) system to illustrate the faults in the systems.
About the speakers:
Kirsten Sehnbruch is an associate professor of public policy at the Universidad Diego Portales and an associate researcher and founding board member of the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion with responsibility for the Centre’s International Relations.
Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at LSE. He is also Chair of the Decentralization Task Force at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue.