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Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America

Living and Working in Poverty in Latin America

Trajectories of Children, Youth, and Adults

Editors: Rausky, Maria Eugenia, Chaves, Mariana (Eds.)

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  • Presents empirical investigations of different moments of the life course in four Latin American countries
  • Proposes a more holistic analytical view on poverty, inequality, and social issues in Latin America
  • Analyzes relations of inequality that cause persistent poverty and critically examines low paid labor
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This edited volume studies the complex interrelation of poverty, work, and different stages in the life course, and how it contributes to the permanent existence of poverty and inequality in vulnerable groups in society. Mechanisms of productions and reproduction of these relationships are identified through empirical research carried out in four Latin American countries: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba. This book centers on the experiences of individuals in those less favored social groups who may have suffered structural poverty for decades, or who may have been simply deprived of a basic income to cover their most essential needs.

About the authors

María Eugenia Rausky is Researcher at Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

Mariana Chaves is Researcher at Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina.


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“This book is a valuable contribution to understanding the complexity of social inequality in Latin America and for the design of public policies. Sharing the focus on life course and the reconstruction of work trajectories of vulnerable sectors in different countries and moments of life, the chapters show that daily work is imperative in life in poverty.” (Amalia Eguía, Professor of Poverty & Social Inequalities, National University of La Plata, Argentina)

“Undoubtedly, this consists of an unprecedented work which unravels the complexity of life in poverty in four Latin American countries.  A sensitive and in-depth life-course analysis of work trajectories, from childhood to adulthood, in the present context of cultural and economic globalization of the South.”  (Lucia Rabello de Castro, Full Professor of Childhood and Youth, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“This book can be read as an anti-NEET manifesto: an exploration of an entire generation of deprived children and youth that not only are in education, employment and training, but also engaged in improving their living standards and those of their families. Through a biographical method, the vivid case studies on countries such Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina portrait the opportunities and limits of the future generations in Latin America, divided between the logics of juvenicide and the logics of survival. A comparative ethnography in dialogue with the classical study by Paul Willis Learning to labor.”  (Carles Feixa, Professor of Social Anthropology, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Rausky, María Eugenia (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Resizing Children’s Work: Anthropological Notes on Mexican Girls

    Leyra Fatou, Begoña

    Pages 13-39

  • From Childhood to Adolescence: Vulnerable Life Stories and Persistent Inequalities in Argentina Since Post-Convertibility (2003)

    Rausky, María Eugenia

    Pages 41-67

  • Working Lives of Youth in Poverty in Urban Argentina

    Assusa, Gonzalo (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

  • Work and Schooling in the Life Course of Poor Young People in Rio de Janeiro

    Brenner, Ana Karina (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00901-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00900-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living and Working in Poverty in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Trajectories of Children, Youth, and Adults
Editors
  • Maria Eugenia Rausky
  • Mariana Chaves
Series Title
Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00901-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00901-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00900-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 187
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