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Stratification and Mobility in a Latin American City: Guanabara, Brazil, 1959-1962 (ICPSR 7043)

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This study gathered occupational and economic information from two distinct groups of respondents in Guanabara, Brazil, from 1959-1962: one group from the urban area and the other from the slums. The respondent's occupation was examined in variables describing current job, amount of supervised rather than independent work, permanent or transitory nature of the job, income, and second occupation if applicable. Further variables ascertained the respondent's interest and involvement in his or her surroundings: membership in clubs and organizations, political party affiliation, and newspapers read. A major portion of the study explored the composition of the respondent's family and the kind of home in which he or she lived.

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Study Description


Latin American Center for Research in the Social Sciences. Stratification and Mobility in a Latin American City: Guanabara, Brazil, 1959-1962. ICPSR07043-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07043.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   community participation, families, household composition, housing, income, job security, jobs, occupational mobility, occupations, party membership, political affiliation, slums, social stratification, urban areas, work

Geographic Coverage:   Brazil, Global, Guanabara, Latin America, South America

Time Period:  

  • 1959--1962

Date of Collection:  

  • 1959-10--1962-01

Universe:   Population of Guanabara, Brazil.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   The sample consisted of two distinct groups of respondents from Guanabara, Brazil: one group from the urban area and the other from the slums.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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