Susan Segal: Uruguay Shows the Power of a Sense of Security

By Susan Segal

Good public services are the foundation for business success without backlash, writes AS/COA’s CEO.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on Uruguay Uruguay has led Latin America in the development of a strong social safety net. While there is much discussion about affordability and the need for reform, the country’s welfare system has been a bedrock of its society. It is characterized by a strong universal primary education system, widespread health coverage, as well as a robust social security system. This has provided stability and social justice. It has dramatically reduced poverty, provided opportunity for its citizens and has also supported political...

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