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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- 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.
The number of families admitted to Bolsa Família has dropped from 275,000 a month to fewer than 2,500 https://t.co/kZMEolr1wa
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 1, 2020
As the govt stops enrolling new families, there is once again a waiting list for the benefit, which hasn't been seen since July 2017. During Bolsonaro’s 2018 campaign, the Bolsa Familia was said to be a “leftist program to encourage people not to work."https://t.co/cYPbtlKSSH
— The Brazilian Report (@BrazilianReport) February 10, 2020