The theoretical aim of this project is to discuss the links between poverty, public policy and social networks. To this end we intend to analyse the odds to be a former beneficiary of the Bolsa Família Program and to be in a safer position in the labor market, and to explore the role that the personal networks accomplish in the process of occupational mobility in Sao Paulo. The methodology will use two approaches. First, a quantitative and huge range methodology that will use statistical multivariate analysis to compare the odds of to be a former beneficiary in Sao Paulo and in the whole Brazil. To do this we will use the CadUnico data for Brazil and the city of Sao Paulo. Second, a qualitative approach that will use semi structured interviews for identify (I) the configuration of their networks, (II) the meaning attributed and the mobilization in distinct moments of their trajectories, (III) the representation that the individuals have of the labor and of their trajectories; through the use of the network methodology we intend to show that the differences in the configuration of the personal networks and the way by which the relational resources are mobilized influence the odds to achieve better positions in the labor market.
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