Inequities in access to food stamps and meal vouchers in brazil: an analysis of the brazilian household budgets survey, 2008-2009

Inequities in access to food stamps and meal vouchers in brazil: an analysis of the brazilian household budgets survey, 2008-2009

Title: Inequities in access to food stamps and meal vouchers in brazil: an analysis of the brazilian household budgets survey, 2008-2009;
La inequidad en el acceso a los vales de alimentos y comida en Brasil: un análisis de las Encuestas de Presupuestos Familiares 2008-2009;
Iniquidades no acesso aos benefícios alimentação e refeição no Brasil: uma análise da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009
Author Canella, Daniela Silva Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bortoletto Martins, Ana Paula Google Scholar
Bandoni, Daniel Henrique Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Food stamps and meal vouchers can determine workers' dietary choices. The study aimed to assess the coverage of these benefits in Brazil and their distribution according to the beneficiaries' socio-demographic and regional characteristics, using data from the Brazilian Household Budgets Survey, 2008-2009. Eligibility criteria were having an occupation and a private or government job, including domestic or temporary work in rural areas. Only 3.2% of eligible individuals reported receiving such benefits. Highest coverage rates were verified with the Southeast region, urban areas, male gender, employment in the private sector, and monthly earnings > five times the minimum wage. The mean monthly amount of such benefits was R$ 177.20 (US$ 100 at the 2009 exchange rate). After adjusting for other variables, the highest amounts were associated with male gender, higher salaries, the Northeast and Central regions, and employment in the public sector. This first analysis of the national coverage of food stamps and meal vouchers showed that a large share of Brazilian workers lack access or have unequal access to such benefits.
Keywords Food Assistance
Workers
Collective Feeding
Nutrition Programs And Policies
Social InequityHome
Availability
Patterns
Program
Trends
Areas
Language Portuguese
Date 2016
Published in Cadernos De Saude Publica. Rio de janiero, v. 32, n. 3, p. e00037815, 2016.
ISSN 0102-311X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Cadernos saude publica
Extent e00037815
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00037815
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000372987000007
SciELO ID S0102-311X2016000300703 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49559

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