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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
Authors: Canella, Daniela Silva [UNIFESP]
Bortoletto Martins, Ana Paula
Bandoni, Daniel Henrique [UNIFESP]
Keywords: Food Assistance
Collective Feeding
Nutrition Programs And Policies
Social InequityHome
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Cadernos saude publica
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. Rio de janiero, v. 32, n. 3, p. e00037815, 2016.
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.
ISSN: 0102-311X
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