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Class, Individualization and Late Modernity
Will Atkinson

This work seeks to refute the assumptions of reflexivity and individualisation theories and demonstrates the structural power of social classes in explaining social practices, attitudes and trajectories.

Imigrantes Idosos: uma nova face da imigração em Portugal
Machado, Fernando Luís and Cristina Roldão

Elderly immigrants in Portugal represent 35 thousand people, a not very significant number in the whole elderly population, but that will tend to grow in the for coming years. Elderly African immigrants, whom this study devotes particular attention, represent an important part of this number and they are in a situation of higher social vulnerability and poverty risk; the authors predict that this situation will continue in the future.        

The Haves and the Have-Nots
Branko Milanovic

Do you know that the income of the world’s richest 1,75% matches the income of the poorest 77%?

Against the Odds: Disadvantage Students Who Succeed in School

Portugal is one of the OECD countries that has a higher proportion of resilient students, although their proficiency levels tend to be low.

The Internet and Social Inequalities
James C. Witte e Susan E. Mannon

The Internet reproduces and accentuates the social inequalities. The analysis of this phenomenon must go beyond the simple questioning about Internet access and look into its uses.   
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