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MARQUES, Eduardo; SCALON, Celi  and  OLIVEIRA, Maria Aparecida. A comparison of social structures in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Dados [online]. 2008, vol.51, n.1, pp.215-238. ISSN 1678-4588.

This article presents the results of a comparative study on socio-spatial structures in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in 2000. We drew on data from the national Demographic Census by weighted areas to construct the Erikson, Goldthorpe, and Portocarrero (EGP) classification and the International Socio-Economic Index (ISEI), both widely used in social stratification studies. This information was then submitted to group analyses for the two cities, allowing comparison of the presence of social groups in each city. Next, using spatial statistics, we assessed the spatial distribution of the socio-economic classes and the presence of social segregation in the two metropolitan areas. The results suggest the presence of strong similarity between the social structures in the two cities, also marked by similarly intense patterns of social segregation at the metropolitan level.

Keywords : social structure; occupational categories; EGP; São Paulo; Rio de Janeiro.

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