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Jenny Pribble is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at the University of Richmond. Her research focuses on issues of comparative political economy and her book, Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America (2013, Cambridge University Press) develops and tests a theory to explain why some Latin American states have been more effective than others at reforming social policy in a universalistic direction. Jenny’s new research project analyzes subnational variation in public health quality and access in Chile and Costa Rica. Jenny’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Latin American Research Review, the American Sociological Review, Comparative Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.
Latin American And Caribbean Politics
Health Politics and Policy
Comparative Social Policy
Systems of social protection can provide crucial assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in society, but not all systems are created equally. In Latin America, social policies have historically exhibited large gaps in coverage and high levels of inequality in benefit size. Since the late 1990s, countries in this region have begun to grapple with these challenges, enacting a series of reforms to healthcare, social assistance, and education policy. While some of these initiatives have moved in a universal direction, others have maintained existing segmentation or moved in a regressive direction. Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America explores this variation in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Venezuela, finding that the design of previous policies, the intensity of electoral competition, and the character of political parties all influence the nature of contemporary social policy reform in Latin America.
Quoted to provide a description of how Chile's school choice system works.
Quoted about Chile's education system in the context of Secretary DeVos' visit.
Discussion of Betsy Devos' confirmation as Education Secretary.
Discussion of Betsy DeVos' education policy proposals
Discussion of Chile's school choice policies and lessons for the United States.
Interview about President Sebastian Piñera's victory in Chile.
Discussion of President Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina.
Discussion of President Mauricio Macri's presidency and growing poverty in Argentina.
Analysis of Chile's second round presidential election in December, 2017.
Comparison of Chile's school choice policies with proposals made by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Analysis of President Patricio Aylwin's rule on Chile's new democracy.
Research from my book, 'Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America,' was featured in Fareed Zakaria's opinion piece about the Brazilian elections and Jair Bolsonaro's likely victory.
Quoted about the lower house vote to legalize abortion in Argentina.
An interview about school choice programs in Chile and the United States.