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Paths of Inequality in Brazil

A Half-Century of Changes

Editors: Arretche, Marta (Ed.)

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  • Analyzes the changing patterns of social and economic inequalities in Brazil over the last 50 years
  • Explores the relations between income inequality and different dimensions of social life, such as education, health, political participation, public policies, demographics and labor market
  • Presents valuable insights to understand the significant inequality and poverty reduction experienced by Brazil over the last two decades 
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About this book

This book presents multidisciplinary analyses of the historical trajectories of social and economic inequalities in Brazil over the last 50 years. As one of the most unequal countries in the world, Brazil has always been an important case study for scholars interested in inequality research, but in the last few decades has brought a new phenomenon to renew researchers’ interest in the country. While the majority of democracies in the developed world have witnessed an increase in income inequality from the 1970s on, Brazil has followed the opposite path, registering a significant reduction of income inequality over the last 30 years.

Bringing together studies carried out by experts from different areas, such as economists, sociologists, demographers and political scientists, this volume presents insights based on rigorous analyses of statistical data in an effort to explain the long term changes in social and economic inequalities in Brazil. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach, analyzing the relations between income inequality and different dimensions of social life, such as education, health, political participation, public policies, demographics and labor market.  

All of this makes Paths of Inequality in Brazil – A Half-Century of Change a very valuable resource for social scientists interested in inequality research in general, and especially for sociologists, political scientists and economists interested in the social and economic changes that Brazil went through over the last two decades.

About the authors

Marta Arretche is Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies, full professor of the Department of Political Science and Vice-provost for research at the University of São Paulo (USP). She holds a PhD in Social Science by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and was a visiting fellow at the MIT and at the European University Institute. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Brazilian Political Science Review.  

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Political Participation in Brazil

    Pages 3-24

    Limongi, Fernando (et al.)

  • Councils, Associations, and Inequality

    Pages 25-44

    Lavalle, Adrian Gurza (et al.)

  • Educational Stratification Among Youth in Brazil: 1960–2010

    Pages 47-68

    Ribeiro, Carlos Antonio Costa (et al.)

  • Education and Inequality in Brazil

    Pages 69-88

    Menezes Filho, Naercio (et al.)

  • Horizontal Stratification in Brazil’s Higher Education (1960–2010)

    Pages 89-112

    Costa Ribeiro, Carlos Antonio (et al.)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paths of Inequality in Brazil
Book Subtitle
A Half-Century of Changes
Editors
  • Marta Arretche
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78184-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78184-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78183-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08635-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 362
Number of Illustrations
97 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Editora Unesp, São Paulo. Original Portuguese edition published by Editora Unesp, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015
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