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Avoiding Governors: The Success of Bolsa Família

Fenwick, Tracy


The central hypothesis derived in this article is that the ability of Brazil's central government to bypass governors determined the success of delivering public goods federation-wide in the area of noncontributory social protection policy. The Workers' Party's (Partido dos Trabalhadores) first-term administration from 2003 to 2006 successfully reformed, expanded, and implemented four previously existing cash-transfer programs designed to alleviate poverty. The central administration's flagship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Latin American Research Review


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