Psicologia & Sociedade
versão On-line ISSN 1807-0310
BOSCHETTI, Ivanete. The implications of the social welfare reform on the Brazilian social security. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.15, n.1, pp. 57-96. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822003000100005.
The social security system approved in the Brazilian Constitution of 1988 was not implemented. The successive reforms of the State and, above all, of social welfare1, implemented during the 1990 decade, justified under an allegation of a supposed deficit between revenue and expenditure, have been contributing to make them to lose the characteristics of a system of social protection, and favoring, moreover, the fragmentation of the social policies that integrated: welfare, health and assistance. These reforms deal with the welfare system as insurance and not as a social policy. By doing this they tend to undermine and to waste the conceptual and financial basis of the social security, digging the possibility of its consolidation as social propriety.
Palavras-chave : social security; 1988th Constitution; social policies; social propriety.