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Title:Parsing the urban poverty puzzle: A multi-generational panel study in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, 1968 - 2008 PDF Logo
Authors:Perlman, Janice E.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,27
Abstract:This paper describes the methodology of a longitudinal multi-generational study in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro from 1968 to 2008. Major political transformations took place in Brazil during this interval: from dictatorship to 'opening' to democracy; major economic transformations from 'miracle' boom to hyperinflation and crisis, and to relative stability; and major policy changes from the removal of favelas to their upgrading and integration. However, despite the cumulative effects of these contextual changes, poverty programmes and community efforts, the favela population has continued to grow faster than the rest of the city and the number and size of the favelas has consistently increased over these decades.
Subjects:urbanization
Brazil
poverty
community
slums
JEL:O18
R21
R23
N96
ISBN:978-92-9230-262-7
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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