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PEREZ, José Roberto Rus and PASSONE, Eric Ferdinando. Social policies for children and adolescents in Brazil. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.140, pp.649-673. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742010000200017.
This article analyses the emergence and development of social policies for children and adolescents attendance that are in line with the development process of the Brazilian social protection system, focusing on some of the main representations attributed to childhood, according to the historical and political periods. It seeks to present the notion of childhood instituted under the constitution of the Brazilian welfare state, in such a way as to place it within the broader context of the historical and political transformations that involved the emergence and consolidation of the social policies directed towards children and adolescents in Brazil in the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.
Keywords : social politics; children; adolescents; citizenships.