Bolsa Familia is the largest conditional cash program in the world and covers 13.9 million families throughout Brazil. The program makes it possible to identify poor Brazilian families and to characterize their socioeconomic situation on a large scale. This data will be the basis for a discussion of social rights and the challenges for development in Brazil.
Julia Maurmann Ximenes is a faculty member at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público, a professor at the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública, and a visiting scholar at the UC Davis Law School.
Daniel Ximenes is the director of the Department of Conditionality for the Bolsa Familia Program in Brazil’s Ministry of Social Development and a visiting scholar at the UC Davis Law School.