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Social networks and labour market: a case study with (former) Bolsa Familia Program beneficiaries

Grant number: 11/04923-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Principal researcher:Nadya Araujo Guimarães
Grantee:Ian Prates Cordeiro Andrade
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


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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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ANDRADE, Ian Prates Cordeiro. Occupational structure and poverty in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, 1991-2010. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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