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The Brazilian Developmental Welfare State: Rise, Decline and Perspectives

  • Sônia M. Draibe
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)


In line with the analytical proposals underpinning this book, this chapter examines the Brazilian social policy system in order to identify the challenges and possibilities of a new pattern of social and economic development. The main objective has been to review the historic process of construction and development of the twentieth-century Brazilian Development Welfare State. This review has emphasized the institutional and political legacies that may, in the future, either favour or limit the achievement of a new social contract, and the creation of a new democratic, and inclusive, model of development — one in which social protection interacts with the economic sphere, fostering economic growth, as well as greater social equality among its citizens.


Social Security Latin American Country Social Protection Military Regime Brazilian Society 
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