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The demography of inequality in Brazil [electronic resource] /
Charles H. Wood and José Alberto Magno de Carvalho.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
description
xii, 303 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
052135174X
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
isbn
052135174X
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8359869
 
Bibliography: p. 274-292.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book examines how transformations in Brazil's social, economic and political organization affect the demographic behaviour of people who live in different parts of the country and who occupy different positions in the social system. The authors review the history of unequal development and document the concentration of income and land ownership. Using data from the 1970 and 1980 censuses, they show how the Brazilian style of economic growth unequally affected different population subgroups. Mortality estimates for white and non-white people measure the consequences of racial inequality on the life chances of children. Other chapters investigate rural out-migration, the impact of Amazon colonization schemes on rural poverty, and the implications of differential rates of population growth among rich and poor households for future patterns of inequality and underemployment. The overall perspective places the concept of inequality at the centre of the study of demographic and structural change.
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This book examines how transformations in Brazil's social, economic and political organization affect the demographic behaviour of people who live in different parts of the country and who occupy different positions in the social system. Using data from the 1970 and 1980 censuses, they show how the Brazilian style of economic growth unequally affected different population subgroups.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Framework for the study of population
Growth and distribution in historical perspective
Income inequality and length of life
Wage policy, infant mortality and collective social action in SÃúo Paulo
Racial inequality and child mortality
The 'baby' bust
Income distribution and population growth
Agrarian structure and the rural exodus
Colonization and frontier expansion in Amazonia
Development and persistent underemployment
The demography of inequality in Brazil: summary and conclusion
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