This chapter is based on the preliminary findings of a longitudinal
panel study. As in the original work, it draws on both qualitative and
quantitative methods. Phase I involved a feasibility study to determine
the possibility of finding the original participants after thirty years,
and the conducting of in-depth interviews with as many as we were able
to locate. Phase II saw the creation of a survey instrument based on
that used in the original research, the pretest and modification of this
questionnaire, and its application to the original participants (or
their spouses or eldest children in cases where the original interviewee
was no longer living). A third phase of the work is currently underway,
including interviews with a random sample of the original participants'
children; the completion of a series of contextual interviews about the
communities themselves, leading to a \"collective\" reconstruction of
each community's history; and a year-by-year analysis of individual
lives, documenting all changes in residential, occupational, educational
and family conditions.
Marginality: from myth to reality in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 1969-2002, presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 42 pp.
Marginality: from myth to reality in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 1969-2002.