This book presents the first major overview of the changes undergone by Brazilian society in the last 50 years. The conclusions have been updated to take into account the international debate on democratic transitions as well as the ongoing Brazilian economic crisis.
Deployed to consolidate democracy, public policies to combat inequality have ended the relatively privileged socio-economic status of the lower middle class, says political scientist heading one of FAPESP’s RIDCs
Researchers gathered to discuss how demographic and territorial disparities as well as inequality in gender, race, the labor market, access to education and political participation have changed in the last 50 years
Interaction between civil organizations and state actors has extended immigrants' rights and enabled Brazil to admit more foreigners despite restrictive national legislation
Brazil's largest metropolitan area has become more heterogeneous in social and spatial terms but remains strongly unequal, studies show
Researchers from São Paulo and the University of California, Berkeley examined possible research collaboration in the social sciences and strategies for citizen participation
With research centered along three thematic lines – economic activities and the labor market, the State and its policies, and the sociability of its citizens – the RIDC tracks the major problems and dynamic potential of Brazil’s metropolitan areas
CEM study indicated a population in slums two times higher than that recorded by the 2000 Census: 3.1 million households instead of 1.6 million. The research, which investigated 561 municipalities, was used by the Ministry of Cities to allocate funds under the Growth Acceleration Program