Impacts of the Continuous Cash Benefit Programme on Family Welfare

by Pedro Rodrigues de Oliveira and Ana Lucia Kassouf
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, April 2013

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Less well known than Bolsa Familia, but with a sizable budget, Benefício de Prestação Continuada (BPC) grants the amount of one minimum wage to any elderly people (65 or older) and to those with disabilities unable to live and work independently. This study aims to assess the BPC programme in terms of the effects it generates within beneficiary households. Specifically, it analyses the labour supply among elderly people and co-residents living in the households under consideration, as well as the labour and schooling levels of children living with grant recipients.

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