Poverty in Rural Brazil: It Is All About Assets

Author: Sergei Soares ,Laetícia R. De Souza ,Wesley J. Silva ,Fernando Gaiger Silveira

Abstract:"This One Pager synthesises the key findings of the study of rural povertyprofiles in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil. Poverty and extreme poverty decreased significantly in the country between 2004 and 2013. The prevalence of poverty decreased from 20 per cent to little more than 9 per cent of the population, while the prevalence of extreme poverty decreased from 7 per cent to 4 per cent. However, currently it is difficult to maintain this downward trend, due to a slowdown in its main drivers. The labour market is worsening by the day, while social expenditures face significant scrutiny in the current context of fiscal adjustment. (...)

Keywords:Poverty, Rural, Brazil, Assets
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