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Social security and neoliberalism: a study of effectiveness of social welfare in Brazil

Grant number: 17/26153-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Welfare Services - Applied Welfare Service
Principal Investigator:Patrícia Soraya Mustafa
Grantee:Bruna Bueno
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil


This study proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of social welfare a perspective of totality, contextualizing it in the crisis situation of the capitalist system and the supremacy of the financial market. In this way, it will be necessary to understand the function of the public fund in contemporary capitalism as a funder of social policies, but recognizing that it constitutes a space of dispute in the contradictory relation between capital and labor. Therefore, in addition to the theoretical research of a bibliographic character, documentary pieces corresponding to the year 2003 to the year 2017 related to the federal public budget for social welfare and other public policies, in order to establish counterpoints, as well as documents that portray the amount of resources that have been diverted from social security financing for other purposes. (AU)

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