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Social security and socioeconomic development: impacts on the small municipalities of Minas Gerais

Paulo Ricardo da Costa Reis Suely de Fátima Ramos Silveira Marcelo José Braga About the authors

Recognizing the importance of social security in the arena of Brazilian social policies, especially for small municipalities, the main objective of this paper was to evaluate the impact of social security benefits on efficiency in promoting socioeconomic development among small municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais. Thus, the study uses the technique of data envelopment analysis in two stages. The survey results showed that the benefits paid by social security had a positive effect in the promotion the efficiency of municipal socioeconomic development.

social security; small municipalities; efficiency; socioeconomic development

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