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VIANA, Maria José Braga. Socializing practices in low-income families and the schooling longevity of their children. Educ. rev. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.1, pp. 421-440. ISSN 0102-4698.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982012000100018.

The present work attempts to understand the phenomenon of schooling longevity, while looking in the broadest possible context at the conditions making this choice probable in low-income families, then discussing some research results that investigated the relationship between family socializing practices and the establishment of a disposition capable of facilitating schooling survival in this social class. The analysis was made, based on data collected during seven in-depth interviews and school reports. The focus was directed towards the quality of parental authority, identifiable and towards personality traits suggestive of the above-mentioned disposition that could be recognized in the interviewed subjects/students, in-particular, the following: autonomy; considerations about the future. Regarding these research findings, this article then chooses to focus in on one of the seven cases, and elucidates some common themes.

Keywords : Low-Income or Working Class; Schooling Longevity; Family Socializing Practices; Disposition or Personality Traits.

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