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Social Policies and the Fall in Inequality in Brazil: Achievements and Challenges


  • Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza

    () (Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA))


By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the most usual international depiction of Brazil is that of a burgeoning, upcoming country. Although in many ways frankly exaggerated, this marks a stark contrast with a not-so-distant past. This turnaround has had a lot to do with favourable international circumstances, but it also owes a lot to extensive reforms that made possible something that was almost unprecedented in Brazil: pro-poor growth. (?)

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  • Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, 2012. "Social Policies and the Fall in Inequality in Brazil: Achievements and Challenges," One Pager 135, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:135

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    1. Olivier Blanchard & Giovanni Dell'Ariccia & Paolo Mauro, 2010. "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 42(s1), pages 199-215, September.
    2. Rathin Roy & Raquel Almeida Ramos, 2012. "Has IMF Advice Changed After the Crisis?," One Pager 134, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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