Argentina: Women will now collect welfare money


Debora Rey – Bloomberg Business Week – Tuesday, 09 July 2013 (originally published 06 Jul)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Andrea Nerone lost her home and later was denied welfare to support her family after her husband abandoned her and their four children late last year.

A decree recently issued by Argentina’s female president could help keep other women like Nerone from falling into similar straits if their partners leave. After spending billions on welfare to families that keep kids vaccinated and in school, President Cristina Fernandez has made a key change: From now on, mothers will collect welfare payments instead of fathers.

Nerone welcomed the decision to put government aid into the hands of women . . .

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