Postdoctoral Research Position

Call to the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) Postdoctoral Research Position

The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates. It is desirable to have a PhD in Social Sciences or related fields with a strong history of publishing and good performance in spoken and written English. Postdoctoral Fellows (PD) shall conduct theoretical and/or empirical research, in addition to other regular activities, such as participation in seminars, paper writing and the dissemination of research results. Now is available the list of selected candidates for the interview.

International book release

Work on São Paulo in the XXI century, organized by CEM researcher and USP professor, is internationally launched

"São Paulo in the Twenty-First Century: Spaces, Heterogeneities, Inequalities", edited by Eduardo Cesar Leao Marques is now being reelased by Rutledge. This book analyzes in detail the main social, economic and special transformation of the city of São Paulo. The English version of the book brings substantive incorporation of content.
New dataset for São Paulo Metropolitan Region

Circa 20,000 segments have been edited or inserted and their cartographic projection DATUM changed

Update now available on the CEM/Cepid website. From all the CEM georeferenced cartographic files referring to São Paulo’s Metropolitan Region, the thoroughfare database (streets, avenues, lanes, bridges, and overpasses) may be considered the most important. In addition to representing the city’s road infrastructure, allowing one to infer the location of squares, parks, hydrographic channels and to distinguish the city’s urban design, the tool is the perfect instrument for locating and geocoding specific phenomena. In this update, the total number of edited segments reaches 20,000, from which circa 2,500 were inserted.
New CEM Working Paper

Notes on the political and urban policies in Brazil, Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques

The paper of the CEM Working Paper Series is by the livre-docente professor of DCP-USP and CEM researcher, Eduardo Cesar Marques. The article deals with the subject policy (politics) of cities and especially in large cities. The issue has been analyzed only indirectly by urban studies as a dimension arising from societal processes and the political science as a minor subject, derived from dynamic policies of other scales. The series is an online publication which aims to disseminate results of studies directly or indirectly developed as part of CEM research.
CEM releases book on Inequalities

Inequality: How has Brazil changed in the last 50 years

Just released the book that provides contributions to the social sciences concerning the connections between democracy, public policies, and inequality, presenting researches on the history of inequality in Brazil over the past 50 years.
Health and Education

Study on the Performance Indexes of Health and Education in Brazil

CEM releases the complete study on Health and Education Performance Indexes in Brazil maps territorial inequalities in health and education quality within the country. Its main objective is to provide broad and disaggregated measures regarding health and education conditions in Brazil.
TerraView Courses Social Policy

Training on Geoprocessing for urban analysis in 2016

CEM offers basic courses on geoprocessing with emphasis in social policies to non-specialists interested in studying more deeply the software. Soon the dates fot the second semester of 2016. For social science researchers using maps to incorporate analysis provides both the space as a dimension of social phenomena (and vice versa), and is a valid form of data presentation. 

São Paulo State's health

Database concerning SUS

CEM makes available the data set: "Health variables, structure and performance of the National Health System for the 645 municipalities in the State of São Paulo" (2001-2012). The set can be accessed in the database area of this site.

Seeding Science Project

Center for Metropolitan Studies offers app on Schools

fully online tool has been specially created so that users may learn about the many aspects of the city's schools. The main idea is to allow anyone to learn more about the city’s elementary and middle schools thanks to research developed with the knowledge of the social sciences, geoprocessing, demography, statistics, and programming. To know more about it click here.
Transference Studies

Precarious settlements of the metropolitan areas of São Paulo

The CEM features recent study about precarious settlements of the metropolitan areas of São Paulo and conducted for FUNDAP named "Diagnosis of slums in the cities of São Paulo Macro-metropolis cities". The study estimated at 3, 8 million population of precarious settlements in 2010 in all these regions.
Special edition - CEM, Oxfam Brazil and Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil

More unequal all the time?

Set of articles, aims to help discussions on various dimensions of inequality, such as income, education, race, gender, urbanism and public safety. We hope this material can open new arenas for dialog and strengthen civil society’s mobilization strategies.
Ponto CEM Bulletin 13rd edition

Now on the air a list of recent publications on research in CEM

This edition references are related to the CEM/RDIC researchers publications in the last six months. Pontocem bulletin is an online publication aimed at difusing works based on researches developed at CEM/RIDC. 
New dataset is now on line

CEM makes available database on schools in the CEM in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region

Now on line a recent dataset on schools in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo. It brings files containing georreferenced digital map of public and private schools in the Greater São Paulo, with the original source information in the 2013 School Census (INEP / MEC). It was used in the CEM's schools app, specially formulated for the general public, where it's possible obtain vast information about the performance and the operating conditions of public schools. The app schools CEM can be accessed freely at an special hotsite.
New dataset available

Dataset from Social Dimensions of Inequality (PDSD)

CEM made publicly available a dataset. The research stems from the Project for Stratification and Social Mobility Indicators, coordinated by the researcher Nelson do Valle Silva (IESP-UERJ). The disclosed set of files contain: Database, Technical notes, Field Material and Questionnaires. To access please register, access is immediate.
Census Database

Census Project/CEM – 50 years of Data

It is available in the Database area a vast set of data of all Demographic Censuses conducted by IBGE for over half a century and also the National Household Sample Survey (PNADs, in Portuguese) containing 35 years of information. The dataset also includes instructions for the usage of the microdata dataset from the Brazilian Demographic Census samples (1960-2010). New stuff:  new data updates relating to datasets: one of them is the latest version of the microdata sample of the Demographic Census 2010 (IBGE on March 11/2016). The improvements provide information corrections, and also new variables were added to Emigration and mortality data. It was also made correction on NHSS 1986 data and made available to NHSS 2014.

Book - Paths of inequality - supporting materials

Methodological and Statistical Annex

Part of the book Paths of inequalities, as Brazil has changed in the last 50 years the Methodological and Statistical Annex, includes charts and figures, supporting materials, CEM Report and Syntax standardization. These Annex are available freely.