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Bolsa Família Program: a decade of social inclusion in Brazil

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April, 2014

This publication presents summaries of the 29 chapters of the book “Bolsa Família Program: a decade of inclusion and citizenship” (“Programa Bolsa Família: uma década de inclusão e cidadania”), borne of a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger (Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social e Combate à Fome – MDS) and the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada – Ipea). The complete volume, nearing 500 pages, was released in October 2013, on the tenth anniversary of the Bolsa Família Program (BFP). This executive summary, prepared in Portuguese and English, aims to expand the scope of the debate promoted by the book in Brazil and worldwide.