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BARBOSA, Fernanda Escobar Fernandes; GIONGO, Carmem Regina  and  MENDES, Jussara Maria Rosa. Construction of hydroelectric power plants and affected populations in Brazil: a systematic review. Aletheia [online]. 2018, vol.51, n.1-2, pp. 165-176. ISSN 1413-0394.

This study aims to carry out a systematic review of the articles that have been produced in Brazil in the last ten years about large hydroelectric power plant projects and their impacts on populations directly or indirectly affected. A search for different articles was performed in the Virtual Health Library in Psychology and in the Virtual Health Library. A total of 329 studies were found, and 42 of them were used in this study. The results show evenness between the numbers of theoretical and empirical articles, which demonstrate that journals with the greatest number of publications are linked to interdisciplinary areas, involving geography, environment and sociology. As for the studies’ main results, an overall decrease in physical and mental health conditions, the implementation of insufficient reparative policies and the role of the Movement of People Affected by Dams as a strategy of social and political resistance were identified.

Keywords : Damages; affected populations; hydroelectric power plants.

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