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O social sob o tacão de ferro da política econômica do período 2003-2006

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  • Marques, Rosa Maria
  • Mendes, Áquila
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    The social policy under the ´Iron Heel´ of economic policy in the period of 2003-2006 - The article discusses the impact of economic policy maintanence in accordance with the new pattern of international capitalist accumulation under financial capital dominance in main Social Security areas. It analyses the adoption of inflation target system and the achievement of high fiscal primary results; describes the main Brazilian economic results and examine the impact of this particular option on social security with a focus on the financial system of the Unified Health System (SUS). In a specific way, it argues that this policy outcome ? low economic growth, high interest rates, unstable work market, reduction in social expenditure ? compromises an effective application of the SUS principles. However, some advances have been pointed out, for instance, the increase of Family Health Program coverage.

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    Article provided by Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in its journal Revista Economia e Sociedade.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
    Issue (Month): (December)
    Pages: 1-16

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    Handle: RePEc:euc:ancoec:v:38:y:2009:p:567-582
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