Journal article

Austerity policies in Brazil may affect violence related outcomes

Daiane Borges Machado, Julia Moreira Pescarini, Luis Fernando Silva Castro de Araujo, Mauricio Lima Barreto

Ciência & Saúde Coletiva | ABRASCO-ASSOC BRASILEIRA POS-GRADUACAO & SAUDE COLETIVA | Published : 2019

Abstract

Economic crisis is often managed with austerity policies. These measures seem to burden the population disproportionately, with the poorer being more affected. This paper aims to investigate health outcomes performance after the recent Brazilian crisis and gauge whether that pattern also emerged. Public domain data from 2010 to 2017 was used, and it was found that suicide and homicide rates increased after 2014, while mortality by road traffic injuries decreased at the same time. Furthermore, these trends were exacerbated in the North and Northeast regions and in the municipalities with the poorest quintiles of Human Development Index (HDI). The austerity policies followed by the Brazilian e..

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