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Inclusion amid ethnic inequality: Insights from Brazil's social protection system

Natasha Borges Sugiyama

No wp-2022-77, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Policy frames in Brazil have long run up against conflicting visions and understandings about the causes and consequences of group-based inequality. This paper argues that a class-based lens has dominated the social protection framework. In recent years, political leaders have framed social policy measures along 'universal' class lines with the aim of improving poverty and wellbeing. This framing is reflective of Brazil's national narrative on race relations and the idea that class and employment status have been the most salient barriers to social welfare protections.

Keywords: Group-based inequality; Poverty; Race; Welfare; Inclusion; Brazil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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