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The slippery slope : explaining the increase in poverty in urban Brazil, 1976-1996

Author: Francisco H G Ferreira; Ricardo Paes de Barros; World Bank. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. Poverty Division.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, Poverty Division, [1999]
Series: Policy research working papers, 2210.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the turbulent years 1976-96, aggregate data for Brazil appear to show only small changes in mean income, inequality, and incidence of poverty -- suggesting little change in the distribution of income. But a small group of urban households -- excluded from formal labor markets and safety nets -- was trapped in indigence. Based on welfare measured in terms of income alone, the poorest part of urban Brazil has  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferreira, Francisco H.G.
Slippery slope.
Washington, DC : World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, Poverty Division, [1999]
(OCoLC)647529816
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco H G Ferreira; Ricardo Paes de Barros; World Bank. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. Poverty Division.
OCLC Number: 42895881
Notes: "October 1999"--Cover.
Description: 71 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 2210.
Responsibility: Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Ricardo Paes de Barros.

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During the turbulent years 1976-96, aggregate data for Brazil appear to show only small changes in mean income, inequality, and incidence of poverty -- suggesting little change in the distribution of income. But a small group of urban households -- excluded from formal labor markets and safety nets -- was trapped in indigence. Based on welfare measured in terms of income alone, the poorest part of urban Brazil has experienced two lost decades.

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