The Heat: Brazil’s Bolsa Familia

The Heat

Brazil’s Bolsa Familia, or Family Grant, is the largest social welfare program in the world, and considered a model.

It gives money to families in need and is designed to reduce inequality in a country with huge income disparity.

CGTN’s Paulo Cabral has more, from Salvador, on the innovative program.
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To discuss:

  • Monica de Bolle is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  • Liliana Sousa is an economist at the Poverty Global Practice, at the World Bank.
  • Marcelo Neri is the former Brazilian Minister of the Strategic Affairs office and author of the book “The New Middle Class.”
  • Gilson Schwartz is a professor of economics at the University of Sao Paulo.

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