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Bolsa Família after Brasil Carinhoso: an Analysis of the Potential for Reducing Extreme Poverty

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  • Rafael Guerreiro Osorio

    () (International Poverty Centre)

  • Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza

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

Abstract

The Bolsa Família Programme (Programa Bolsa Família ? PBF) is a monthly cash transfer from the Brazilian federal government to poor and extremely poor families enrolled in the Single Registry of Social Programmes. Since 2009, transfers last for a minimum period of two years, regardless of changes in household income. However, a family may no longer receive transfers if it fails to abide by certain conditions, such as ensuring that children and adolescents in the family go to school and achieve attendance rates of least 85 per cent during the school year for beneficiary children aged 6-15 and 75 per cent for teenagers aged 16-17. These characteristics classify the PBF as a targeted and conditional cash transfer programme. (?)

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  • Rafael Guerreiro Osorio & Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, 2013. "Bolsa Família after Brasil Carinhoso: an Analysis of the Potential for Reducing Extreme Poverty," Policy Research Brief 41, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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    1. Pedro H. G. F. de Souza & Rafael G. Osorio & Sergei S. O. Soares, 2011. "Uma Metodologia Para Simular o Programa Bolsa Família," Discussion Papers 1654, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
    2. Daniel H. Weinberg, 1999. "Fifty Years of U.S. Income Data from the Current Population Survey: Alternatives, Trends, and Quality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 18-22, May.
    3. Bruce D. Meyer & Wallace K. C. Mok & James X. Sullivan, 2009. "The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequences," NBER Working Papers 15181, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Fabio Veras Soares, 2013. "The Dual Nature of Bolsa Família and its Implications for the Programme?s Future," One Pager 243, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
    2. von Jacobi, Nadia, 2014. "Can the context mediate macro-policy outcomes? Contextual differences in the returns to Bolsa Familia in Brazil," WIDER Working Paper Series 049, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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