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Poverty profile: the rural North and Northeast of Brazil


  • Sergei Soares

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Laetícia De Souza

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Wesley J. Silva

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Fernando Gaiger Silveira

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Áquila Campos

    () (IPC-IG)


"Fortunately, both poverty and extreme poverty have shown a significant decrease in Brazil. According to data from the National Household Sample Survey (Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios?PNAD), poverty dropped over 20 per cent between 2004 and 2013, to about 9 per cent of the Brazillian population. Extreme poverty fell from about 7 per cent to 4 per cent over the same period. Much of this decline was due to the expansion of the labour market and the significant increase in transfers to poor households, through both social security and the Bolsa Família programme (Rocha 2013)." (?)

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  • Sergei Soares & Laetícia De Souza & Wesley J. Silva & Fernando Gaiger Silveira & Áquila Campos, 2016. "Poverty profile: the rural North and Northeast of Brazil," Working Papers 138, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:138

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    1. Amarasinghe, Upali & Samad, Madar & Anputhas, Markandu, 2005. "Spatial clustering of rural poverty and food insecurity in Sri Lanka," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(5-6), pages 493-509.
    2. Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares, 2009. "Metodologias para Estabelecer a Linha de Pobreza: Objetivas, Subjetivas, Relativas, Multidimensionais," Discussion Papers 1381, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
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