ROLE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAMMES IN BRAZILIAN BASIC EDUCATION

Authors

  • Ms. Sarbjit Kaur Research Scholar, Department of Education & Community Service, Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Dr. Kamaljeet Singh Associate Professor, Department of Education, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda

Keywords:

Brazil, basic education, cash transfer programmes, school nutrition programmes, social protection programmes

Abstract

This paper evaluates the various social protection programmes and their role in the improvement of Brazilian Basic Education from 1990 to 2016. Brazil is one of the richest countries of the world, yet the country is suffering from the highest rate of inequality and high rate of poverty in the society. The poverty of families has critical impact on health and education of their children. With the dual objective of poverty reduction and for the improvement in basic services, such as health and education in the country, the government has introduced many inclusive and redistributive social protection programmes after the implementation of new constitution in 1988. These social protections programmes of Brazil have been praised internationally for their scope and innovation such as the dramatic reduction in the poverty and inequality in the Brazilian society. Besides these benefits, these programmes have proved to improve the access of Basic Education in the country. This paper reviews these social protection programmes with the help of relevant documents and from the results, it can be concluded that these programmes have proved quite beneficial in educational expansion in Brazil. And so, the experiences of Brazilian Social Protection Programmes are quite instructive in many ways for the developing countries, such as India, which are struggling with the problem of education of children from the disadvantaged sections of the society.

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Published

15-12-2019

How to Cite

Ms. Sarbjit Kaur, & Dr. Kamaljeet Singh. (2019). ROLE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAMMES IN BRAZILIAN BASIC EDUCATION. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 5(12). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1922