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Date and Location

November 16, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Bloomberg Center For Cities, Taubman 3rd Floor
The Politics of Cash Transfers in Brazil and Mexico Photo

​​​What are the implications of turning the real world into a laboratory? Brazil and Mexico were the first two countries in the world to implement conditional cash transfer programs to combat poverty starting in the mid-1990s. Their differing approaches for governing the programs, managing data, and making poor families visible in order to receive benefits—top-down from the Mexican federal government via the Progresa-Oportunidades program and sited closer to beneficiaries in Brazil by giving municipalities a central role in the Bolsa Familia program—​reveal important and unanticipated political effects.  

 
Speakers 

  • Luciana de Souza Leão, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan 
  • Moderator: Liz McKenna, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School​

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Speakers and Presenters

Luciana de Souza Leão, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan Moderator: Liz McKenna, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School​

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