lunes, 12 de marzo de 2012

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

By: Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza (Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA))


URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ipc:wpaper:87&r=ltv


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. (?)


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

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