La Profesora Abstraída

Weblog of Michelle Dion, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at McMaster University. My blog has moved to Visit my other website.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Head of ISSSTE suggests comprehensive reform necessary

And not just a reform of ISSSTE. At a recent public event, he spoke of the need to reform the entire Mexican social security system (IMSS, ISSSTE, and by extension FFAA, etc.). This is not a new idea--the Deputy who sits at the head of the Social Security Commission in the Chamber of Deputies mentioned the same thing to me in an interview and in formal press announcements.

Unfortunately, systematic reform is unlikely. Those with better benefits and access to services are unlikely to give them up to be joined with other workers and it would be too expensive to give the top benefits to all workers. Piecemeal and fragmented reforms are more likely.

posted by Michelle @ 6:48 PM,


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