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Total population:   206.1
GDP per capita (USD):   15838
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Total population (million): 206.1
Percentage 65 or older: 7.6
Dependency ratio (a): 45.1
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 70.4
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Women: 78.0
Statutory pensionable age - Men: 65
Statutory pensionable age - Women: 60
GDP per capita (USD): 15838

SOURCES: The World Bank, World Development Indicators, available at; U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, available at; the country summaries in the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world – Americas 2015 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

NOTES:  The age shown in the table is the general pensionable age or the age that applies to the largest covered population. GDP = gross domestic product; PPP = purchasing power parity. GDP estimates are converted into international dollars using PPP rates. Indicators and statistics are compiled as part of the research carried out by the ISSA in co-operation with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) for the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world – Americas 2015 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

a. Population aged 14 or younger plus population aged 65 or older, divided by population aged 15–64.
b. General early pensionable age only; excludes early pensionable ages for specific groups of employees.
c. The country has no early pensionable age, has one only for specific groups, or information is not available.
d. Regardless of age but subject to other requirements.
e. Urban workers.

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Books, reports and articles

Brésil. La protection sociale publique sous les gouvernements Lula et Dilma : entre avancée et recul des droits sociaux

In Chronique internationale de l'IRES , n° 150
Marques; Rosa Maria. 2015. p 30-38.

Le pilotage des politiques sociales par la donnée au Brésil

Catherine Collombet; et al-. France stratégie. 2015. 1

Special collection of articles on the BRICS and global health

In Bulletin of the World Health Organization , n° june

Evaluating Social Protection Policies: Lessons from Brazil

De Souza, R; P. Institute of Development Studies. 2013. 2 p.

Extending social security coverage to self-employed workers in Brazil

In International Labour Review , n° 3-4, vol. 152
Nagamine Costanzi, Rogério; Duarte Barbosa, Edvaldo; Da Silva Bichara, Julimar. 2013. p 549-557.

Impacts of the continuous cash benefit programme on family welfare

De Oliveira, P; Kassouf, A. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth - UNDP. 2013. 1 p

Persistencias de la pobreza y esquemas de protección social en América Latina y el Caribe

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO). 2013. 372

The future of social protection in Brazil: challenges and possible responses

Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 2013. 296 p.

Twenty years of health system reform in Brazil : an assessment of the sistema unico de saude

Couttolenc, Bernard; Gragnolati, Michele; Lindelöw, Magnus. The World Bank. 2013. 1-131

Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

Lustig, Nora; ; et al. Center for Global Development. 2012. 32 p.

Delivering effective social assistance: Does politics matter?

Barrientos, Armando; Pellissery, Sony. ESID. 2012. 32 p.

Droit du travail et protection des travailleurs dans les pays émergents

France. Centre d'analyse strate?gique. 2012. 12 p. + annexes

Labour law and worker protection in emerging countries

France. Centre d'analyse strate?gique. 2012. 12 p. + annexes

No child left without: a universal benefit for children in Brazil

Soares, Sergei; De Souza, Pedro. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. 2012. 6 p.

Pension Coverage in Latin America: Trends and Determinants

Rofman; Rafael; Oliveri; Maria Laura. World Bank. 2012. 212 p


CIPS: country page


Pan American Health Organization

WHO; Pan American Health Organization. PAHO.

ILO social security inquiry

Population data, Scheme information, Indicators


NATLEX :Profils par pays

Bureau international du travail, (BIT). BIT.

NATLEX : Perfiles por país

Organización Internacional del Trabajo. OIT.

Organización Panamericana de la Salud

Organización Mundial de la Salud; Organización Panamericana de la Salud. OPS.