IDS Bulletin Vol. 30 Nos. 2

Elite Perceptions of Poverty: Brazil

Published on 1 April 1999

Summaries The article discusses how Brazilian elites view poverty and social inequality and offers some preliminary comparisons with the perceptions of elites in Bangladesh and South Africa. Based upon survey research, in?depth interviews and newspapers material, it deals with values, beliefs and concrete interests as interrelated dimensions which conform the way the elites see poverty in both cognitive and evaluative terms.

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Reis, E., P. (1999) Elite Perceptions of Poverty: Brazil. IDS Bulletin 30(2): 127-138

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Institute of Development Studies
Reis, Elisa P.


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