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Decent Work and Social Protection in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Journal of Planning Education and Research
  • Monica A. Haddad, Iowa State University
  • Joshua Hellyer, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Submitted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2017
DOI
10.1177/0739456X16685157
Abstract

This paper examines how beneficiaries of Brazil’s Bolsa Família (BFP) conditional cash transfer program find employment in a Brazilian municipality, and assesses their participation in decent work. Using Belo Horizonte as a case study, researchers conducted a survey of BFP recipients. The paper compares responses of informally and formally employed workers to assess how their employment meets the criteria of the decent work agenda. Results indicate no significant difference between perceptions of formal and informal employees concerning discrimination and poor working conditions. Findings lead to recommendations about formalization of employment, coordination with existing job training programs, childcare, and transportation.

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This is a manuscript of an article from Haddad, M.A., Hellyer, J. (2017) “Decent Work and Social Protection in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X16685157. Posted with permission.

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Citation Information
Monica A. Haddad and Joshua Hellyer. "Decent Work and Social Protection in Belo Horizonte, Brazil" Journal of Planning Education and Research (2017) p. 1 - 12
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/monica-haddad/3/