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Título : School completion in urban Latin America : the voices of young people from an informal settlement
Autor : Mitchell, Ann Elizabeth 
Del Monte, Pablo 
Deneulin, Séverine 
Fecha de publicación : 2018
Editorial : Taylor & Francis
Cita : Mitchell, A., Del Monte, P. & Deneulin, S. (2018). School completion in urban Latin America : the voices of young people from an informal settlement [en línea]. Oxford Development Studies, 46(1). doi: 10.1080/13600818.2017.1387242 Disponible en:
Proyecto: La desigualdad urbana y el bienestar de los jóvenes 
Resumen : Despite progress in improving secondary school completion in Latin America, a high proportion of young people from urban marginalised neighbourhoods continue to drop out. On the basis of in-depth interviews with young people in an informal settlement of the City of Buenos Aires, the paper aims to broaden the understanding of the processes that lead to school dropout in these neighbourhoods. It does so by examining what young people value being and doing, and how they interpret the value of secondary school in their own lives and contexts. The results point to the critical importance of the family in young peoples’ processes of reasoning and decision-making, the complex interaction between capabilities, and the benefits of schools that provide social and emotional support to students and families. The paper argues that listening to the voices of young people can give significant insights for the design of policies to close the gap in education outcomes in segregated urban contexts.
ISSN : 1360-0818 (print)
1469-9966 (online)
Disciplina: ECONOMIA
DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2017.1387242
Derechos: Acceso Abierto. 18 meses de embargo
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