The Brazilian welfare program named Bolsa Familia pays families to keep their children in school and at clinics for regular checkups. If a single child fails to live up to the standards set by the Brazilian government, then the whole family looses the payments.

The results of this program have decreased poverty and increase children education. Although, it is not as effective in urban areas as it rural areas, the program is expanding.

A reduction in poverty and higher education will help Brazil over the long term. Higher education increases a populations ability to produce high valued goods and services, essentially, a countries earnings. Lower poverty lowers the long term cost of welfare to the poor, essentially, expenses. The combination of these two factors will help increase Brazil's long term earnings and growth rate. … "Bolsa Familia" has a significant impact, so an analyst should put more weight into it.