Professor Felipe Garcia publica capítulo em livro da Universidad de los Andes

O capítulo Transferencias monetarias condicionadas y políticas de desarrollo rural en Brasil: posibles sinergias entre Bolsa Familia y el pronaf  do livro organizado por Maldonado, Moreno-Sánchez, Gómez e Jurado (Protección, producción, promoción: explorando sinergias entre protección social y fomento productivo rural en América Latina, publicado pela editora Uniandes, da Universidad de los Andes) é de autoria de Felipe Garcia (PPGOM-UFPel), Steven Helfand (UC-Riverside) e André Portela Souza (EESP-FGV).

A seguir, o resumo do capítulo, em inglês.

This chapter examines possible synergies in Brazil between the conditional cash transfer program Bolsa Familia (BF) and the rural credit program pronaf. We examine the evidence for three hypotheses about potential synergies between BF and pronaf: Households that are beneficiaries of Bolsa Familia and pronaf will have more success (1) increasing productivity in agriculture, (2) increasing agricultural income, and (3) reducing child labor in agriculture, than families that just receive one type of intervention (BF or pronaf) or families that do not receive any intervention. We use a difference in differences methodology with municipal level fixed effects to investigate if municipalities where BF and pronaf incidences increased more were associated with greater increases of productivity and income and a greater decrease of child labor. The models were estimated with municipal level data on farms under 500 hectares drawn from the 1995-96 and 2006 Agricultural Censuses in Brazil. The results suggest that significant relationships exist across programs and with the outcome variables. There is evidence that supports the hypothesis of positive program synergies for land productivity and income. We find no significant synergies, however, between BF and pronaf for child labor. The econometric analysis of BF and pronaf is complemented by results from approximately 30 interviews with important stakeholders of rural development projects in Brazil. We find substantial agreement about the obstacles to poverty reduction that result from a lack of policy coordination. More dialogue and policy coordination is necessary across branches—and at all levels—of government.

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