Welfare, Social Risks and Poverty in Puerto Rico

Welfare, Social Risks and Poverty in Puerto Rico

LECTURE by Gibrán Crus-Martinez, visiting researcher at CROP and UiB Global.

3 December 2014 (14:00-15:30) | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Norway

Since 1898 Puerto Rico has been a non-incorporated territory of the United States of America, and in comparison to the 50 states of the US, Puerto Rico is considered to be the poorest as 45% of the population live below the poverty line.

Even though the welfare state of the United States has been studied in depth, little is known of the Puerto Rican reality: degree of institutionalization, coverage and results. Inspired in the US, Puerto Rico's welfare programs and institutions had a residual / liberal nature since its origins.

In this lecture Cruz-Martínez will discuss and share his insight on the issues of welfare, social risk and poverty in Puerto Rico.

The lecture is open for all.

Gibrán Cruz-Martinez is a guest researcher at CROP and UiB Global, and a PhD Cadidate at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


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