versão impressa ISSN 0103-2070
GONCALVES, Hebe Signorini. Brazilian youth, between tradition and modernity. Tempo soc. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.2, pp. 207-219. ISSN 0103-2070. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20702005000200009.
Data provided by two different surveys, both conducted in Rio de Janeiro, are compared in order to analyze the relations between parents and their children. The first survey provides data on how parents raise their children and which values they believe important to sustain their actions. The second survey provides data on which are the main problems youth people have to face, and how they deal with them. Brought together, they show that family values are still very important to children and youth. In conclusion, the paper indicates that individualism may not explain the main questions on Brazilian youth.
Palavras-chave : Youth; Family; Individualism.