by Patrícia Andrade de Oliveira e Silva
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Working Paper Number 155, April, 2017
Social policy has played a central role in developing countries over the last decade, contributing to a significant decline in poverty and inequality. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the evolution of social policy in Brazil, its effects on inequality and poverty, and the implications of the current political and economic scenario regarding the maintenance of its continuous progress.