Author:Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza
Subject: Poverty and Inequality, Social Protection and CCTs
" /> Abstract: 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
Date Publication: 02/29/2012 (All day)
Type/Issue: Working Paper / 87
Language: English