Poverty In Brazil Research Paper

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Although Brazil is a big agricultural and industrial power house, with the strongest economy in Latin America, poverty is very widespread in Brazil. Despite recent improvements in income distribution, the issues of income disparity and social segregation remain at the root of rural poverty in Brazil. Roughly 35 percent of Brazil’s population lives in poverty, with most poor living on less than two dollars a day. The poorest and most vulnerable groups among Brazil’s poor are women, young people, landless people, small farmers and indigenous people. Them lacking access to proper education and proper job training is just one cause of rural poverty, another is that poor rural communities live in disadvantaged conditions: health facilities are not…show more content…
For many years many people have moved to these cities from the countryside and smaller towns to find work. The biggest cities are located in the South East, which are São Paulo who has a population of over 18 million people and Rio de Janeiro who has a population of over 10 million people. Brazil’s total population is more than 135 million people. Many Brazilians live in the big cities along the coast, they rent or own one of the tall blocks of flats or what we call apartments. Some people are not able to afford to buy or rent permanent housing so they have to live in areas with poor quality housing built from cheap materials called shantytowns or better known as ‘favelas’. Rio de Janeiro has over 700 favelas, with more than one million people living in them. The first favela emerged in Rio de Janeiro a little over a hundred years ago and has since multiplied over the last century. These shanties are self-built on land without permission, using any ole cheap materials that can be found close by. They do not have numbered streets or basic necessities such as sanitation, electricity, or

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