Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/105687
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Changes In Workers' Rehabilitation Procedures Under The Brazilian Social Security System: Modernization Or Undermining Of Social Protection? [as Mudanças Nas Práticas De Reabilitação Profissional Da Previdência Social No Brasil: Modernização Ou Enfraquecimento Da Proteção Social?]
Author: Takahashi M.A.B.C.
Iguti A.M.
Abstract: This article describes the changes in workers' rehabilitation practices under the Brazilian National Social. Security Institute (INSS) in the 1990s, in the context of neoliberal economic adjustment measures, based on an analysis of INSS documents from 1992 to 1997. The INSS plan for "modernization" of workers' rehabilitation led to: (1) dismantling of multidisciplinary teams; (2) induction of workers to accept proportional retirement pensions and voluntary layoffs; (3) under-utilization of the remaining INSS professional staff; (4) elimination of treatment programs for workers' rehabilitation; and (5) dismantling of INSS rehabilitation centers and clinics. The changes in the Brazilian social security system undermined the county's social security project and hegemony and reduced social security reform to a mere management and fiscal issue. Current "rehabilitation" falls far short of the institution's original purpose of social protection for workers, while aiming at economic regulation of the system to contain costs of workers' benefits. Workers that suffer work-related accidents are denied occupational rehabilitation, which aggravates their social disadvantage when they return to work.
Editor: 
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-56349146097&partnerID=40&md5=155cec1967f98426d9167dda49a76a27
Date Issue: 2008
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
2-s2.0-56349146097.pdf93.59 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.