Folha and Ibre/FGV discuss Brazil Aid in the election year

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The Jair Bolsonaro government (no party) ended Bolsa Família and instituted Auxílio Brasil in its place. The new benefit starts to be paid this Wednesday (17th) and may have the value of R$ 400 during the 2022 election year — being reduced two months after the vote.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the total number of poor people in Brazil has increased as a result of high unemployment and inflation. Currently, the extreme poverty rate (for those with a monthly income of less than R$261 per month, according to FGV Social criteria) is equivalent to the population of Venezuela.

With inflation on the rise, unemployment and the economy not taking off, the need for actions to reduce poverty and inequality becomes more and more pressing. Economic stability, improved social and education programs, and control of public spending are key elements in meeting this challenge.

To discuss these issues, the sheet and the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Ibre/FGV) are promoting an online seminar on Thursday (18), from 10 am, with Ibre/FGV researchers Fernando Veloso and Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho and the doctoral student at Insper Vinicius Botelho. Mediation will be by the special reporter of the sheet Fernando Canzian.

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