Alternativas para la comprensión de la pobreza: hogares y capital social en México

Luis Portales, Mariana Gabarrot

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Resumen En décadas recientes, el capital social se ha visualizado como un elemento clave para el desarro- llo tanto en discursos académicos como en programas de política social. Sin embargo, la opera- cionalización del concepto varía de un lugar a otro, lo que genera debates acerca de sus posibles aportaciones tanto teóricas como empíricas. El presente trabajo argumenta que una definición contextual del capital social contribuye a la construcción de una idea más sofisticada del combate a la pobreza, lo que refuerza el cuestionamiento a los enfoques tradicionales de otras investiga- ciones sobre el tema. Lo anterior se presenta a partir de los resultados de un trabajo de campo etnográfico que se realizó en la ciudad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, el cual incluyó en- trevistas en profundidad a miembros de hogares que fueron definidos como representativos de distintos
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)59-78
Number of pages20
JournalPerfiles Latinoamericanos
Volume23
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Alternativas para la comprensión de la pobreza: hogares y capital social en México. / Portales, Luis; Gabarrot, Mariana.

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