Table 1

Eligibility criteria for Bolsa Familia Program receipt in Brazil between 2004 and 2015 and income standardisation rates

YearExtremely poverty eligibility criteria*Poverty eligibility criteria*Date of changeIncome standardisation rate† from 2004 to 2014 thresholds
2004≤BRL 50 (US$12.5)≤BRL 100 (US$26)Income × 1.540
2007≤BRL 60 (US$15)≤BRL 120 (US$30)28 December 2007Income × 1.283
2009≤BRL 70 (US$17.5)≤BRL 140 (US$35)1 September 2009Income × 1.100
2014≤BRL 77 (US$19.3)≤BRL 154 (US$38.5)1 June 2014Income
  • *Values in USD were calculated based on the following exchange rate: 4BRL=US$1.

  • †For each year (2004, 2007 and 2009), the standardised rate was estimated by dividing the poverty (or extreme poverty) criteria from 2014 by the poverty criteria (or extreme poverty) from that year.