Poverty, Inequality and Social Policies in Brazil, 1995-2009
AbstractSince the mid-1990s, Brazil has undergone extensive reforms that have finally reversed the dismaying economic performance of the 1980s. In particular, poverty and inequality indicators have improved dramatically, especially since the late-2000s. This paper provides an overview of such recent trends and discusses the role played by four major government interventions: public education, the minimum wage law, Social Security pensions and Social Assistance transfers. Additionally, available data sets and methods for policy evaluation are also discussed. (?)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Working Papers with number 87.
Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , February 2012, pages 1-26
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- NEP-ALL-2012-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAM-2012-03-08 (Central & South America)
- NEP-LTV-2012-03-08 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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