Demographic Changes and Poverty in Brazil

Ricardo Paes de Barros, Sergio Firpo, Roberta Guedes Barreto and Phillippe George Pereira Leite

in Population Matters

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244072
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595974 | DOI:
 Demographic Changes and Poverty in Brazil

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This chapter examines the impact of demographic changes on poverty levels in Brazil. Demographic transition had an impact on poverty close to 15% of the corresponding impact of economic growth. Despite regional differences in the timing and speed of demographic change, these accounted for just a small fraction of regional differences in poverty. When families were ranked by their average income per adult, the demographic differences between poor and rich families were small.

Keywords: demographic change; poverty; Brazil; regional differences; income

Chapter.  8402 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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