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  • Data Set Title: "Brazil's Once Rising Poor (BORP) 2016 Survey"
  • Data Set Creator: Benjamin Junge, Charles Klein, and Sean T. Mitchell
  • Description: The files making up this database correspond to a household survey conducted in 2016 as part of a larger investigation into the lifeways and political subjectivities of Brazil’s “once-rising poor,” the demographic sector comprised of poor and working-class people exposed to various forms of socio-economic mobility in the early 21st century. In the corresponding methodology paper published in the Latin America Research Review (see “Publication” below for citation specifics), we reflect on the challenges of maintaining a critical perspective on class labels and relations that were the subject of intense contestation at the time. Next, we introduce the resultant survey sample (n=1,204), highlighting the variables captured. Rather than an exhaustive summary of all variables measured, we establish the demographic profile, mobility experiences, and political values, attitudes, and behaviors of our sample. As we show, the portrait that emerges for this sector is one of economic precarity, heterogeneous experiences of socioeconomic mobility (and non-mobility) over the past two decades, and significant alienation from formal politics. Here you will find: the raw BORP dataset, original survey questionnaires (in English and Portuguese), and a codebook (in English).
  • Data and Document Types: SPSS; Word
  • Topics: Brazil, new middle class, mobility, political attitudes, household survey, democracy
  • Discipline: Anthropology
  • Region: South America
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: English and Portuguese
  • Nature of Collection: website URL: (Harvard Dataverse)
  • Finding Aid: (codebook for data set): (Harvard Dataverse)