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GAIGER, Luiz Inácio Germany. The economical association of the poor as a way of fighting inequalities. Cad. CRH [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.57, pp. 563-580. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792009000300010.
This paper retakes the debate on the ways of resolution of inequalities, sustaining that the initiatives with that end need to seek the economical activation of the underprivileged sectors, the most suitable way to generate equality and development. It proceeds to examines the predominant model of activation, addressed to the development of the individual competences, in which it points inadequacies. It opposes a second model, of promotion of the associative enterprisism and, starting from the data of first National Mapping of the Solidary Economy in Brazil, it identifies a reference pattern correlated. Its analysis leads to a preliminary swinging of the preservation and consolidation of economical agents' possibilities linked to the productive cooperation and in self-management.
Keywords : cooperation; solidary economy; enterprisism; poverty; social technologies.