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Poverty, Inequality and Social Policies in Brazil, 1995-2009

  • Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza

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    (Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA))

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    Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has undergone extensive reforms that have finally reversed the dismaying economic performance of the 1980s. In particular, poverty and inequality indicators have improved dramatically, especially since the late-2000s. This paper provides an overview of such recent trends and discusses the role played by four major government interventions: public education, the minimum wage law, Social Security pensions and Social Assistance transfers. Additionally, available data sets and methods for policy evaluation are also discussed. (?)

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    Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Working Papers with number 87.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2012
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    Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , February 2012, pages 1-26
    Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:87
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