The behavior of social transfers over the business cycle: empirical evidence of Uruguay
Ronald Miranda () and
Leonel Muinelo-Gallo ()
No 18-15, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economia - IECON
This paper analyzes the cycle fluctuations of the social transfers in Uruguay over the period 1988.Q1 to 2016.Q3. The unobservable cyclical components are extracted from the observable time series following different empirical strategies. The results show that social transfers behave procyclical and lag the macroeconomics fluctuations. In this way, social transfers instead of contributing to stabilize the Uruguayan economy have aggravated the business cycle, and through various items of expenditure, expose the vulnerable groups of society to more adverse economic conditions.
Keywords: social transfers; business cycle; detrending; Uruguay (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 E32 H50 H55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lam and nep-mac
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.iecon.ccee.edu.uy/download.php?len=es&i ... pdf&tc=Publicaciones
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-15-18
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economia - IECON Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Andres Dean ().