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Gustavo Conde Margarites

Social Assistance as a Policy Sector in Brazil

by Gustavo Conde Margarites

Since the structuring of the modern Brazilian state, social assistance has been administered erratically and with little state involvement. Initiatives in this area have been oriented by the ideas of philanthropy and charity. In addition to this, social assistance actions were applied as social security measurements by the Brazilian government, blurring the boundaries between those two sectors. This article, based on my PhD research...

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