Author:Pedro Herculano Guimarães Ferreira de Souza, Marcelo Medeiros
Poverty and Inequality, Pro-poor Growth
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Abstract: "Extreme inequality in Brazil is self-evident. The historian José Murilo de Carvalho emblematically chose to end his book on the history of citizenship in Brazil with the severe diagnosis that 'inequality is the slavery of today, the new cancer that hinders the constitution of a democratic society' (Carvalho 2001, 229). Normative prescriptions aside, not even historical opponents of redistributive policies, such as Mário Henrique Simonsen, failed to recognise—even if reluctantly—income inequality as 'undesirably high', and as a source of 'pained conscience' (Simonsen 1972, 57; 59)". (...)

keywords: concentration, income, top, Brazil, 2006, 2014
Date Publication: 11/15/2017 - 08:06
Type/Issue: Working Paper / 163
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English