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The impact of COVID-19 on Brazil’s precarious labour market calls for far-reaching policies like universal basic income

Nogueira-Teixeira, Mara Nogueira, Ikemura Amaral, Aiko and Jones, Gareth A. (2020) The impact of COVID-19 on Brazil’s precarious labour market calls for far-reaching policies like universal basic income. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (03 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Brazil’s coronavirus crisis is also an economic crisis that both reveals and deepens historical inequalities. Given the country’s high levels of informality, guaranteeing the income of vulnerable workers is an essential step in tackling the pandemic and its economic effects. In this context, the idea of a universal basic income has resurfaced as a public policy that has the potential to promote inclusion and an expansion of citizenship, write Mara Nogueira (Birkbeck, University of London), Aiko Ikemura Amaral (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre) and Gareth A. Jones (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre) as part of a series of blogs linked to their British Academy-funded project Engineering Food: infrastructure exclusion and ‘last mile’ delivery in Brazilian favelas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 13:48
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105449

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