Surviving in the City
The Urban Poor of Santiago
de Chile, 1930-1970

By Alejandro Gonzalez Arriagada
December 2000
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-554-4867-4
294 Pages
$51.50 Paper Original

This doctoral dissertation studies the survival patterns of the urban poor in Santiago, Chile, during a period of profound structural change-1930-1970. The life histories of 54 interviewees are studied in the framework of the historical, economic, social and cultural conditions of the period. The results of the study vary with time, gender, age, geography, individuality, ideology, and chance.

Chapters include: the country & its population; where do the urban poor live?; examples of living in poverty; growing up in poverty; sharing poverty (family life); work and working conditions; patterns of survival; bibliography.

Economic history
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis: Uppsala Studies in Economic History, No. 51

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