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Socio-economic Profile of Programa Bolsa Família Recipients: What Does the Single Registry Reveal?

Camila Camargo (), Claudia Curralero (), Elaine Licio () and Joana Mostafa ()
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Camila Camargo: MDS
Claudia Curralero: MDS
Elaine Licio: MDS
Joana Mostafa: MDS

No 240, One Pager from International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

Abstract: Camargo et al. (2013) discuss the socio-economic profile of Programa Bolsa Família (PBF) recipients5 based on an analysis of the information available in the Single Registry. In March 2013, the Single Registry database contained information on 24.5 million families, of which 23 million (91 per cent) had per capita household incomes of under half the minimum wage ? the income bracket that encompasses its targeted group. Out of this population, 13.9million households (or 50 million people ? roughly 26 per cent of the Brazilian population) are PBF beneficiaries and receive an average benefit of R$149.71.These families comprise 3.6 people on average. Most of them (50.2 per cent) live in the north-eastern region of the country.

Keywords: Socio-economic; Profile; of; Programa; Bolsa; Família; Recipients:; What; Does; the; Single; Registry; Reveal? (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-12
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Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , December 2013, pages 1-1

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