Desarrollo Económico (Buenos Aires)
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LODOLA, German. Popular protest and clientelar nets in Argentina: federal distribution of "plan trabajar" [emergency employment program] (1996-2001).Translated byMarta Ines Merajver. Desarro. econ. (B. Aires) [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0046-001X.
This paper presents a statistical analysis of the determinants that ruled the federal allocation of the Argentinean Plan Trabajar for the period 1996-2001. The overall results indicate that this emergency employment program was created as a mechanism to deal with increasing unemployment. However, the federal distribution of resources was later associated to the frequency of popular protest and the parallel evolution of the so-called "picket movement". The political variables included in the model suggest that the Peronist Party succeeded in making a better political use of federal allocation of funds than did the Unión Cívica Radical/Alianza.
Keywords : Political Science; Social Policies; Social Movements; Popular Protest; Clientelar Net; Plan Trabajar; Argentina.