Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Planning Education and Research

First Page

1

Last Page

12

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.

Comments

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.

Copyright Owner

The Author(s)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf