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BAYON, María Cristina. Unequal Opportunities, Inherited Disadvantages: Subjective Dimensions of Privation in Mexico. Espiral (Guadalaj.) [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.44, pp.163-198. ISSN 1665-0565.

This article explores the subjective dimensions of privation, inequality and citizenry in Mexico. Stressing the highly unfavorable character of social inclusion characterizing the sectors with the most disadvantages, the analysis intends to articulate the structural conditions of individuals from poor homes with their perceptions and levels of dissatisfaction in relation to several aspects of individual, community and social life, as well as their expectations for future improvement. The results of the analysis are evaluated in the light of the emerging social integration/exclusion patterns in societies like the Mexico's, characterized by a high inequality in the distribution of opportunities and an extended, persistent poverty.

Keywords : desventajas; pobreza persistente; desigualdad; exclusión; (in) satisfacción; expectativas de futuro.

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