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Costing of actions to safeguard vulnerable Mexican households with young children from the consequences of COVID-19 social distancing measures

Authors
  • Vilar-Compte, Mireya1
  • Pérez, Víctor1
  • Teruel, Graciela1
  • Alonso, Aranzazu2
  • Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael3
  • 1 Universidad Iberoamericana, Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma 880, Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, ZIP 01219, Mexico , Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 2 Pacto por la Primera Infancia, Mexico City, Mexico , Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 3 Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA , New Haven (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal for Equity in Health
Publisher
BioMed Central
Publication Date
May 19, 2020
Volume
19
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-020-01187-3
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

COVID-19 has imposed unprecedented challenges to society. As the pandemic evolves, the social distancing measures that have been globally enforced, while essential, are having undesirable socioeconomic side effects particularly among vulnerable populations. In Mexico, families who depend upon informal employment face increased threats to their wellbeing, and households who in addition have young children may face long-term consequences. The Mexican government has not yet taken actions, but a coalition of non-governmental organizations is advocating in partnership with academic institutions for social protection actions such as a cash transfer and basic services subsidies for families with young children, subsisting from the informal sector economy. To facilitate governmental action, we estimated the costs for implementation of these recommendations. The methodology used could be replicated in other countries facing similar challenges.

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