Nota preliminar do estudo “percepção e hábitos de consumo de alimentos durante a pandemia de covid-19 no brasil
Nosso grupo de trabalho está realizando uma pesquisa para entender como a pandemia da COVID-19 afetou a percepção e os hábitos de consumo de alimentos no Brasil através da participação voluntária em um questionário online. Para conhecer a avaliação preliminar dos resultados, acesse:
Increases in women’s political representation associated with reductions in child mortality in Brazil
We assessed the effects of female political representation on mortality among children younger than age five in Brazil and the extent to which this effect operates through coverage with conditional cash transfers and primary care services. We combined data on under-five mortality rates with data on women elected as mayors or representatives in state and federal legislatures for 3,167 municipalities during 2000–15. Results from fixed-effects regression models suggest that the election of a female mayor and increases in the shares of women elected to state legislatures and to the federal Chamber of Deputies to 20% or more were significantly associated with declines in under-five mortality. Increasing the political representation of women was likely associated with beneficial effects on child mortality through pathways that expanded access to primary health care and conditional cash transfer programs.