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Social Inclusion Policies

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Social Inclusion PoliciesThe current crisis experienced by the world force developing countries to rethink the organization of their society, while opening new possibilities for emerging countries. If the models preaching the complete control of the State over all levels of society proved inefficient, now is time for liberalism to show its limits. In this context, new social inclusion policies are one of most important focal points.

In redesigning the objectives of public policies, it is important that measures of income and wealth are seen only as part of a framework that should also incorporate the extent of inequality, poverty and the distributive amplitude of the economic policy. In Brazil, during the period 2001 to 2009, the real rate of growth of income per capita of the poorest half was five times greater than that of the 10%. of the richest. The most recent researches from the Center of Social Policies (CPS - FGV) indicate the continuity of this dynamic redistribution of income. However, this process has not been seen in many countries, and the growth of inequality has marked both developed countries as the USA and United Kingdom, and emerging economies such as India and China.

This round table aims to show the increase of social indicators based on income in Brazil particularly in rural areas, its causes and consequences with a focus on overcoming poverty and the rise of a new middle class. In addition, successful Brazilian social programs such as Zero Hunger, Family Grant (Bolsa Familia) and Brazil Without Misery will be also discussed. These strategies of the Federal Government to ensure the right of Brazilian citizens to citizenship and subsistence have been exported to other countries.

These inclusion programs have brought great advancements in the equalization of social disparities and are being exported to other countries. This moment of success in social inclusion policies inspires, thus, questions and different views over the evolution of social policies, income distribution and opportunities for, discussing prospects for the future.

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