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Dealing with Poverty: Change and Continuity in Argentine Social Policies
Unformatted Document Text:  social programs seem to be changing, one should expect some kind of shift in the orientation of social policy. Not only does economic functioning seems to have changed its structural relationship with the production of unemployment and poverty, but also the wider fiscal situation of state since 2003 would set the conditions to start a reorientation. Moreover, vis-à- vis neoliberalism, political authority is building up through a rhetoric that emphasizes the role of state in guarantying social integration and redistribution. We will argue that socio-economic and fiscal recovery is just one condition to dispute social policy orientation. The following sections provide a description of the main national social programs oriented to vulnerable social groups currently implemented by the National Ministry of Social Development (MDS) in Argentina. We will content that this programs indicate ambiguous and crossed trends of social policies oriented to vulnerable social groups. 2. Social Policies after the emergency In 2003, the MDS reorganized the 76 targeted programs that were being implemented in the agency into three main plans: in the area of nourishing, the National Plan of Nourishing Security (PNSA); in the area of incomes, the Families Plan (PF); finally, in the area of social economy, the Plan “Shoulders to the Wheel” (Manos a la Obra - MO). The PNSA came up from a “Popular Initiative” (Iniciativa Popular) and was sanctioned by National Law (25.724) in 2003. According to its official description, it consists of programs of assistance to families in vulnerable situations, school soup kitchens, truck gardens (huertas), and the assistance to the pregnant woman and the healthy child. It also includes interventions to encourage the self-production of food (auto-producción de alimentos) and the decentralized management of financial resources. Although it seems to be a targeted policy oriented to a particular lack (i.e. food), after the social emergency it is presented as a more ambitious nourishing policy insofar as its main objective is the improvement of the quality of life of the population through policies on nourishing education that promote a return to the “family commensality” (comensalidad familiar) among people that have relied on communitarian or public soup kitchens during the second half of the previous decade and especially during the crisis years. The components oriented to the self-production of food are also invoked to claim

Authors: Perelmiter, Luisina.
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social programs seem to be changing, one should expect some kind of shift in the orientation of
social policy. Not only does economic functioning seems to have changed its structural
relationship with the production of unemployment and poverty, but also the wider fiscal
situation of state since 2003 would set the conditions to start a reorientation. Moreover, vis-à-
vis neoliberalism, political authority is building up through a rhetoric that emphasizes the role
of state in guarantying social integration and redistribution.
We will argue that socio-economic and fiscal recovery is just one condition to dispute social
policy orientation. The following sections provide a description of the main national social
programs oriented to vulnerable social groups currently implemented by the National Ministry
of Social Development (MDS) in Argentina. We will content that this programs indicate
ambiguous and crossed trends of social policies oriented to vulnerable social groups.
2. Social Policies after the emergency
In 2003, the MDS reorganized the 76 targeted programs that were being implemented in the
agency into three main plans: in the area of nourishing, the National Plan of Nourishing
Security (PNSA); in the area of incomes, the Families Plan (PF); finally, in the area of social
economy, the Plan “Shoulders to the Wheel” (Manos a la Obra - MO).
The PNSA came up from a “Popular Initiative” (Iniciativa Popular) and was sanctioned by
National Law (25.724) in 2003. According to its official description, it consists of programs of
assistance to families in vulnerable situations, school soup kitchens, truck gardens (huertas),
and the assistance to the pregnant woman and the healthy child. It also includes interventions
to encourage the self-production of food (auto-producción de alimentos) and the decentralized
management of financial resources. Although it seems to be a targeted policy oriented to a
particular lack (i.e. food), after the social emergency it is presented as a more ambitious
nourishing policy insofar as its main objective is the improvement of the quality of life of the
population through policies on nourishing education that promote a return to the “family
commensality” (comensalidad familiar) among people that have relied on communitarian or
public soup kitchens during the second half of the previous decade and especially during the
crisis years. The components oriented to the self-production of food are also invoked to claim


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