Income-transfer policies in Brazil and Argentina
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 33 No. 2 (2013), Apr-Jun / 2013, Pages 298-314
This article deals with the conditioned income-transfer developed by the governments of Lula and Dilma, in the Brazilian case, and by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in Argentina. In other words, the programs Bolsa Família and “Asignación Universal por Hijo para Protección Social”. They are comparatively analyzed with regard to their institutionality, the access criteria, the conditionings and the concept of poverty, in order to discuss whether or not they constitute a social right and the relative importance of the amount given.
JEL Classification: I30; I38.
Keywords: conditioned income-transfer policies Bolsa Família Asignación Universal por Hijo para Protección Social