In the last decades, the Latin American middle class is growing in size while becoming more heterogeneous. Sustained economic growth explains its increasing size, but behind its heterogeneity there is not only the diversification of lifestyles, but also the crystallization of a large process of upward social mobility of second and third generation migrants to capital cities and their incorporation into middle-class positions. In the last decades, these individuals are now part of the different spheres of socialization formerly occupied by the traditional middle class: private schools, college and universities, middle-class jobs and occupations, and traditional middle-class neighborhoods.
Pages: 158 •
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 978-0-7391-9106-4 •
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Subjects: Political Science / World / Caribbean & Latin American, Social Science / Sociology / Urban, Social Science / Material Culture, Social Science / World / Latin America, Social Science / Sociology of Work