Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173792
Authors: 
Soares, Sergei Suarez Dillon
de Souza, Laeticia Rodrigues
da Silva, Wesley Vieira
da Silveira, Fernando Gaiger
Campos, Áquila
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 138
Abstract: 
Fortunately, both poverty and extreme poverty have shown a significant decrease in Brazil. According to data from the National Household Sample Survey (Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios - PNAD), poverty dropped over 20 per cent between 2004 and 2013, to about 9 per cent of the Brazillian population. Extreme poverty fell from about 7 per cent to 4 per cent over the same period. Much of this decline was due to the expansion of the labour market and the significant increase in transfers to poor households, through both social security and the Bolsa Família programme (Rocha 2013). [...]
Subjects: 
poverty profile
rural
North
Northeast
Brazil
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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