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Cash benefits to disabled persons in Brazil: An analysis of the BPC ? Continuous Cash Benefit Programme

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  • Marcelo Medeiros

    ()
    (International Poverty Centre)

  • Debora Diniz

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    (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

  • Flávia Squinca

    ()
    (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Abstract

The paper presents an analysis of the Continuous Cash Benefit Programme (BPC, which stands for Benefício de Prestação Continuada in Portuguese), an unconditional cash transfer to the elderly or to extremely poor individuals with disabilities. The information used in the assessment stems from the study of court decisions and laws related to the programme since its implementation, an analysis based on questionnaires applied to medical experts, interviews with the programme managers, as well as a review of pre-existing studies regarding BPC. In order to contribute to the management of the programme, as well as to improvements or even implementation of similar programmes in other countries, the study gives some recommendations about the design, operation and future evaluations of the programme.

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Working Papers with number 16.

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Length: 29
Date of creation: May 2006
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Poverty Centre, May 2006, pages 1-29
Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:16

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Keywords: BPC; Continuous Cash Benefit; Cash benefits;

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Cited by:
  1. Fabio Veras Soares & Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares & Marcelo Medeiros & Rafael Guerreiro Osório, 2006. "Cash Transfer Programmes in Brazil: Impacts on Inequality and Poverty," Working Papers 21, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  2. Groce, Nora & Murray, Barbara & Loeb, Marie & Tramontano, Carlo & Trani, Jean Francois & Mekonen, Asfaw, 2013. "Disabled beggars in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia," ILO Working Papers 480691, International Labour Organization.
  3. Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, 2012. "Poverty, Inequality and Social Policies in Brazil, 1995-2009," Working Papers 87, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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