Social inequality and poverty: life context and survival

The main goal of this research was to understand how a young man, 22 years old, describes his life condition, the reasons that explain the social inequality and what are the perspectives to improve his life. The results show that social inequality is referenced by his own experience, specially, by economic differences observed. About the future, he limits the reflection to immediate aspects of his reality. The conquest of a better life is a complex task, essentially an individual task.

social inequality; poverty; ideology; social relations

Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil