Juliana Martinez-Franzoni

Juliana Martinez-Franzoni

Associate Professor, Researcher / University of COSTA RICA

Associate Professor at the University of Costa Rica (Institute of Social Research, School of Political Science, and Center of Political Research and Studies).

Dr. Martínez-Franzoni conducts research on comparative welfare systems in Latin America. Her research focuses on welfare regimes, social policy and inequality in Latin America.  Together with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford), Dr. Martinez-Franzoni is currently investigating the formation of universal social policies on the periphery. Together with Merike Blofield (University of Miami) she examines cross-national work/family policy in the five Latin American social policy forerunners.

As part of her academic service, she serves as co-editor of the ZED/CROP Global Poverty Series and member of Social Policy´s international advisory board. Along with extensive funding from the Carolina Foundation, the Latin American Council for Social Science Research, and the British Academy, Dr. Martinez-Franzoni's work has been awarded financial support from Fulbright´s Visiting Program for Central American Scholars, Kellog Institute for International Studies, DesiguALdades and other national and international resources

Her recent books include:

  • Good Jobs and Social Services (Co-authored): How Costa Rica achieved the elusive double incorporation. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan 2012.
  • Domesticar la incertidumbre en América Latina: mercado laboral, política social y familias. CLACSO-CROP 2008.

Among her recent authored and co-authored articles are:

  • “The Double Challenge of Market and Social Incorporation: Progress and Bottlenecks in Latin America". Development Policy Review 2014.
  • “Filling the missing link between universalism and democracy: the case of Costa Rica". Latin American Politics and Society (LAPS) 2014.
  • “Can Latin American Production Regimes Complement Universalistic Welfare Regimes?. Latin American Research Review 2013.
  • “Welfare Regimes in Latin America: Capturing Constellations of Markets, Families and Policies". Latin American Politics and Society 2008.
  • “Maternalism, Co-responsibility, and Socioeconomic Inequalities: A Typology of Work–Family Policies" (Social Policy).
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