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ALBA GONZALEZ, Martha De. Life experiences of elderly people in a marginalized neighborhood of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. Alteridades [online]. 2023, vol.33, n.66, pp.99-112.  Epub 12-Jan-2023. ISSN 2448-850X.

This article presents the analysis of narratives of elderly people living in a highly marginalized neighborhood in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, State of Mexico, in order to observe the relationship between life course and aging in conditions of urban poverty. The results of the interviews with five older men and five older women indicate that they transitioned from rural to urban precarity, without managing to improve their living conditions in spite of the prospects that migration from the countryside to the city implied. The main limitation of the study is that the results cannot be generalized with statistical confidence. However, the aging processes are analyzed in detail from a psychosocial, environmental, and cultural point of view, considering the life trajectories related to the highly vulnerable conditions in which they face old age, resulting from the perpetuation of structural poverty.

Palavras-chave : aging; urban poverty; life course; periphery; ZMVM.

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