AN ANALYSIS OF CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS IN BRAZIL: FROM ENGRAINED INEQUALITY TO BOLSA FAMILIA .
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AbstractHas the implementation of social welfare programs, Bolsa Familia and Brasil Sem Miseria, sufficiently targeted the needs of Brazil's growing impoverished classes? As the nation moves towards a stronger economy and an expanding democracy, questions regarding the success, efficiency, and necessity of conditional cash transfer programs arise. Through an analysis of the development of social welfare programs in Brazil from the 1988 return to democracy to the present and through statistical testing aimed at determining the equality and effectiveness of various aspects of these programs, this paper seeks to illustrate the challenges facing Brazil and identify potential methods through which they can be overcome.
Degree ProgramHonors College