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Special Section: Money in the 21st Century (coord. Hernán Borisonik)

21st-Century Social Policies in the City of Buenos Aires: The experts’ view of the uses of money transfers

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Andrea Dettano

UNLAM-UBA/CIES, AR
About Andrea

Doctora en Sociología por la Universidad de Alicante (España), licenciada en Sociología por la Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Docente en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y en la Universidad Nacional de La Matanza. Miembro del Grupo de Estudios Sobre Políticas Sociales y Emociones (GEPSE-CIES) y del Grupo de Estudios Sociales sobre Cuerpos y Emociones (GESEC-IIGG). Integrante del Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sociológicos (CIES). Miembro del Equipo Editorial de la Revista Latinoamericana sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad (RELACES). Actualmente investiga sobre Políticas Sociales, Emociones y prácticas de Consumo. 

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Abstract

This paper analyses the meanings linked to the use of money by recipients in Buenos Aires’ Conditional Income Transfer Programmes (PTCI). It does so from the standpoint of the technical staff designing and implementing PTCI. To this end, we conducted in-depth interviews with the technical staff from the two largest PTCIs in Buenos Aires (Programa Ciudadanía Porteña (CP); Asignación Universal por Hijo (AUH)). We analyse the benefits attributed to banking access, worries about making transfers, and the notion of money as a standard way of fixing social problems. We conclude by considering the compensatory nature of the measures taken, and the ways in which fear and mistrust make the ’personal‘ sphere a favourite target for social policy.

How to Cite: Dettano, A., 2019. 21st-Century Social Policies in the City of Buenos Aires: The experts’ view of the uses of money transfers. Digithum, (24). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i24.3170
Published on 15 Jul 2019.
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