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Temas em Psicologia

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PINTO, Neuzeli Maria de Almeida; PONTES, Fernando Augusto Ramos  e  SILVA, Simone Souza da Costa. The social support network and the role of women in employment and income generation in rural areas. Temas psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.2, pp.297-315. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between social support and papers developed by women who pursue beekeeping activity in order to maintain its share of the support networks that guarantee the exercise of the activity, and consequently the occupation and income to the survival of families in rural communities of Maranhão. Participants were seven women in two communities inte-grated with Project Native Bees (PAN), which aims at the development of beekeeping as a sustainable activity. Semi-structured interviews were used, DC and M5C, which allowed to evaluate the structure and function of social support networks. There was a strong social support network for women maintained a presence in all fields studied. It appears that the existence of this network allows women to the movement in various contexts, as well as the interaction between people of other microsystems so adapted and balance in power relations, providing the ability to succeed in performing the activity of beekeeping.

Palavras-chave : Family; sexual division of labor; social support network; beekeeping; occupation; income.

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