Brazil's Government Gives Money to Women Because 'They're More Reliable'

In Brazil, a decade-long conditional cash transfer program called Bolsa Familia is helping families get out of poverty -- and helping empower women in the process. Although the central premise of the program - that women are more reliable than men when spending money meant for their children - has been criticized, there is some evidence that the cash transfers are helping women be more independent and boosting their social status.

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