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BARROS, Myriam Moraes Lins de. Young adult trajectories: life cycle and social mobility. Horiz.antropol. [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-7183.
This article aims at analyzing the transition to adulthood through interviews with youngsters from both genders living in Rio de Janeiro. It was found that the transition to adulthood is intertwined with a social mobility project which is best understood through the history of the interviewees and their families. Freedom, the value of individual privacy, access to education, the possibility of financial independence through work, and distinction vis-à-vis the parents' generation are presented as fundamental elements in this simultaneous transition between classes and maturity levels.
Keywords : family; life trajectory; social mobility; youth.