Author:Sergei Soares, Laetícia R. De Souza, Wesley J. Silva, Fernando Gaiger Silveira
Subject: Poverty and Inequality
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Abstract: "Rates of poverty and extreme poverty have decreased significantly in Brazil over the last 10 years. The prevalence of poverty dropped from 20 per cent to just over 9 per cent of the population, while the prevalence of extreme poverty fell from 7 per cent to 4 per cent in the same period. A continued decrease is unlikely in the future, however, as two of the factors driving the decrease face limitations or significant problems: the labour market and social spending—most notably, social insurance and assistance." (…)

keywords: Poverty Profile, Rural, North and Northeast Regions, Brazil
Date Publication: 10/21/2015 - 09:06
Type/Issue: Technical Paper / 15
Language: English