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Women in solidarity economy: autonomy or insecurity?

Grant number: 10/14731-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:Jacob Carlos Lima
Grantee:Alyson Thiago Almeida Ramos
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/61142-3 - The crisis of labor and new forms of job and income generation: distinct faces of cooperative labor, workers and the gender question, AP.TEM


Over the past ten years there has been a proliferation of new developments socioeconomic associations as an alternative to unemployment. Such initiatives, listed in the field called the Solidarity Economy are promoted mostly as alternatives for income generation and social inclusion. This movement is enabling production activities, service, credit, marketing and consumption. The aim of the Research Project is to investigate the inclusion of women on these developments and examine the extent to which represents an entry in the labor market to generate income or social integration from the associative character of the proposal. In addition, we intend to investigate whether the results or not associative experience in incorporating the principles of cooperation and solidarity in everyday life. We will study three solidary enterprises characterized by a larger organizational structure and experience in two cities in the region of the North of Minas Gerais: Montes Claros and Pirapora. Data will be obtained through observation, interviews and field journal. (AU)

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