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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil

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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Social Physical Description: 60 p.: grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC Date: February 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/W.532

Description

This report is part of a series of national case studies aimed at disseminating knowledge on the current status of social protection systems in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and at discussing their main challenges in terms of realizing of the economic and social rights of the population and achieving key development goals, such as combating poverty and hunger.

Table of contents

Introduction: the pillars of social protection and promotion in Brazil .-- Brazil: main economic and poverty indicators .-- The first pillar of the system: social assistance policies .-- The second pillar of the system: the previdência social .-- The health system .-- The education sector .-- Employment policies .-- Final remarks: progress and challenges of social protection in Brazil.