Study on Social Organizations’ Role During the Process of Antipoverty in Argentina

Rong TAN, Yanan LI


From 1970s to the beginning of 1990s, Argentina had experienced a rapid process of immiserization which led to the increase of unemployment and the reduction of income. During the period from 1990s to the beginning of 21st century, “poverty relapse” once again, both the absolute poverty population and the relative poverty population have increased exponentially, and then here came a new poor class which consisted of the middle class. During this process, social organizations in Argentina engaged in the labor training progress and economic development plan which were proposed by the government, playing the role of employment assistance in the process of antipoverty, from charity relief to technical assistance, from disorder to professionalize progress focusing on organization ability construction, from independence to collaboration and complementarity with government. Social organizations have made up the deficiency of the market mechanism and inadequacies of government poverty alleviation work, which have accumulated rich experience, and social organizations become an important force of antipoverty
in Argentina.


Argentina; Social organization; New poverty; Antipoverty

Full Text:



American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (2011). Argentina: Facing the crisis, New York: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Bárcena, A., & Serra, N. (2008). Clases medias y desarrollo en America Latina. Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, CEPAL, Santiago de Chile.

China Institute of Contemporary International Relations Institute. (2010). Overview of foreign NGOs. Beijing: Current Affairs Press.

Fan, L. (2010). Patterns of the state-NGO relation in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Studies, 32(4), 20-23.

Floreal, F., & Neiman, G. (1994). La pobreza rural en la Argentina. Documento de trabajo N°5, mimeo inédito, CEPA (Comité Ejecutivo para el Estudio de la Pobreza en la Argentina), Ministerio de Economía y Obras y Servicios Públicos, Secretaría de Programación Económica, Buenos Aires.

Gao, Q. B. (2012). Poverty in Argentina: Review and lessons. Journal of Latin American Studies, 34(4), 32-35.

Hanley, L. M., et al. (2005). Becoming global and the new poverty of cities. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D. C.

He, Q. (2009). An analysis of non-governmental organizations in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Studies, 31(3), 42-50.

Huang, J. (2016). Argentine NGOs provide food for 48,000 people with leftovers. Retrieved August 2 from

Kessler, G., & Espinoza, V. (2003). Movilidad social y trayectorias ocupacionales en Argentina: Rupturas y algunas paradojas del caso de Buenos Aires. CEPAL, Santiago de Chile.

Mario, O. M. (2014). Brazil’s shrinking middle class, inter press service news agency. Retrieved from

Minujin, A. (1995). Squeezed: The middle-class in Latin America. Environment and Urbanization, 7(2), 153-166.

Murtaza, N., & Austin, M. J. (2015). Community organizing and service delivery during an economic crisis: The role of a Jewish international NGO in Argentina, 2001-2009. Social Development Issues, 37(1), 38-

Nardi, M. A. (2002). Análisis comparativo de modelos constitucionales de intervención en desarrollo rural en la provincia de Misiones. Thesis de Licenciatura, Buenos Aires.

Nardi, M. A. (2011). Rural development and territorial dynamics in the province of Misiones, Argentina. Head & Neck, 35(6), E187-E19.

Roxana Lorena Kasiañuk, Gabriela Schiavoni (comp.). (2011). Campesinos y agricultores familiares. La cuestión agraria en misiones a fines del siglo XX. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 49, 161-162.

Song, X. (2013). Privatization of the vocational training system in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Studies, 35(4), 42-47.

Thompson, A. (1997). Non-governmental organizations and philanthropy: The case of Argentina. International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 8(4), 401-417.

UNDPE. (2009). Assessment of development results: evaluation of UNDP contribution: Argentina. United Nations Development Programme, Evaluation Office.

Verner, D. (2006). Labor markets and income generation in rural Argentina. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4096.

Viladrich, A., & Thompson, A. (1996). Women and philanthropy in Argentina: From the society of beneficence to Eva Perón. International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 7(4), 336-349.

Wald, S. S., Dror, Y., & Della Pergola, S. (2005). Jewish people policy planning institute annual assessment, executive report, 2005. Jewish People Policy Planning Institute.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 YANAN LI, RONG TAN

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share us to:   


  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Online Submission:

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:;;;

 Articles published in Cross-Cultural Communication are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1055 Rue Lucien-L'Allier, Unit #772, Montreal, QC H3G 3C4, Canada.
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://; Http://;

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture