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Roots of Brazilian Relative Economic Backwardness (Paperback) (Alexandre Rands Barros)

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Roots of Brazil’s Relative Economic Backwardness explains Brazil’s development level in light of modern theories regarding economic growth and international economics. It focuses on both the proximate and fundamental causes of Brazil’s slow development, turning currently dominant hypotheses upside down.

To support its arguments, the book presents extensive statistical analysis of Brazilian long-term development, with some new series on per capita GDP, population ethnical composition, and human capital stock, among others. It is an important resource in the ongoing debate on the causes of Latin American underdeveloped economies.

  • Argues that low human capital accumulation is the major source of Brazilian relative underdevelopment
  • Considers class conflict as the major determinant of Brazil’s historically low human capital accumulation and underdevelopment
  • Presents new statistical information about Brazilian early development
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Business + Money Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Alexandre Rands Barros
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2016
TCIN: 51755945
UPC: 9780128097564
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-9110
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