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FURTUOSO, M.C.O.. Food supplementation programs: impact on some economical variables. Sci. agric. (Piracicaba, Braz.) [online]. 1995, vol.52, n.2, pp.399-407. ISSN 0103-9016.

The consequences of food supplementation programs on the performance of some economical variables was quantitatively evaluated. An input-output model was used and its impact on production, import, and employment levels ascertained. It is an exercise of comparative static simulation, analyzing the hypothetical balance states of economy under alternative hypotheses of final consumption. Two consumption alternatives, in the milk and dairy sectors, corresponding to hypothetical government expenses hi the Milk National Program for Needy Children were tested. Simulation results suggested that the studied sector may be stimulated in 15% and a significant impact for job generation was also observed.

Keywords : input-output; food supplementation programs.

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