Postdoctoral Research Position

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

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. Post doc researchers will be required to submit at least one article in a high-impact academic journal and give a seminar as a result of his/her one-year fellowship. The application are closed.
Book on the city of São Paulo in the XXI century

New book results of CEM researches The Metropolis of São Paulo in the XXI century, Spaces, Heterogeneities, and Inequalities

CEM launched in June The Metropolis of São Paulo in the XXI century, Spaces, Heterogeneities, and Inequalities (A metrópole de São Paulo no século XXI, Espaços, Heterogeneidades e Desigualdades), organized by Eduardo Marques. The book explores the various dimensions of the recent social and economic transformations in the metropolis of São Paulo, including changes in the labor market, demographic dynamics, class and race segregation patterns, urban conditions, and public and private housing construction. This leads to a scenario at once more complex and more accurate of São Paulo at the beginning of the XXI century.
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.
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.
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.
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 related data

New 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 dataset can be accessed in the database area of this site.

Precarious Settlements in Urban Brazil

Methodology for identifying urban precarious settlements (2014)

The methodology developed in the Center for Metropolitan Studies for the transfer of knowledge to the Ministry of Cities in identifying slums is now available at the CEM website (the book published in 2007 can also be downloaded from the CEM website). The systematization aims to assist the development of similar analyses, particularly those conducted by using data from the 2010 Census.
Metodologicas-2016 CEM Complete Program

Courses, workshops and methodological seminars from CEM

The plural methodological reflection, which offers subsidy to multimethod research, it is one of the central features of the CEM production. During the first half of 2016, CEM will continue sharing its methodological advances in courses, seminars and workshops on Methodology to researchers and interested students. Open to all parties.
Inequalities in the city of São Paulo

CEM researcher took part in debate on São Paulo Less Unequal

Recording of the event held by the School of the Parliament of the Municipality of São Paulo, held on 23.5.2016: "Debate on Sao Paulo less unequal" to discuss social inequalities. The event was part of the Debate Series on the issues of the City of São Paulo.
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.

Database update

Housing Developments in São Paulo and Metropolitan Region (1985-2013)

CEM updates the dataset regarding Housing Developments in São Paulo and Metropolitan Region, now available between 1985-2013.This database it is a qualitative improvement and an extension of information on housing developments in São Paulo and the MRSP, systematized by Embraesp. It enables the investigation about the dynamics of the real estate production in Sao Paulo´s Metropolitan Region over the past 28 years. It brings together information about how (in price, size, number of parking spaces) and where (municipality, district, geographic coordinates) the enterprises have been build. The dataset is available at the Data Base area.
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.
The Census Sector 2010

CEM provides updated edition of census tracts

These data concern the 2010 Census, and provide new horizons for socio-spatial research and is now available on CEM website in the Database area.
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.