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W&L’s Ponce De León Talks Latin American Politics in New Article The article is titled “The Changing Shapes of Latin American Welfare States."

zponcedeleon W&L’s Ponce De León Talks Latin American Politics in New ArticleZoila Ponce De León, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee University.

Zoila Ponce De León, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored an article for the “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.”

The piece is titled “The Changing Shapes of Latin American Welfare States.”

In it she writes, “Latin American welfare states have undergone major changes over the past half century. As of 1980, there were only a handful of countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay) with social policy regimes that covered more than half of their population with some kind of safety net to insure adequate care during their old age and that provided adequate healthcare services. With the turn of the century, the economic and political situation changed significantly.”

Read the full article here.