IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The Regional Question in Brazil: Nature, Causes and Policies

  • Alexandre Rands Barros

    ()

    (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)

This paper presents an overview of the nature of the Brazilian Regional inequalities, focusing on some basic statistics and recent estimations that indicate that it arises mainly from differences on individual endowments (human capital) in the many regions, rather than on differences on the income captured by individual valuable attributes. It also reviews the major hypotheses to explain the inequalities and presents an alternative view, which argues that there is an equilibrium with inequalities that persists along time. Historical features of the colonial settlements in each region justified the original differences in their human capital. The paper then reviews the major regional policies applied in Brazil, hitherto, and evaluates them on the light of the hypothesis forwarded. The conclusion is that, as they did not tackle the major cause of inequalities, they end up generating limited results.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: ftp://200.249.56.210/RePEc/dtm/wpaper/The_Regional_Question_in_Brazil50.pdf
Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 500 Failed to connect to FTP server 200.249.56.210: Net::FTP: connect: 10060. If this is indeed the case, please notify (Mirelle Queiroz)


File Function: Revised version, 2009
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Datamétrica Consultoria Econômica in its series Working Papers with number 50.

as
in new window

Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2009
Date of revision: 2009
Publication status: Published in Anais do VIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Regionais e Urbanos.
Handle: RePEc:dtm:wpaper:50
Contact details of provider: Postal: Rua Luis Guimaraes, no 207, Poco de Panela, Recife/PE
Phone: +55 (081) 3267 1500
Fax: +55 (081) 3267 1512
Web page: http://200.249.56.210/

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dtm:wpaper:50. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mirelle Queiroz)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.