Methodology

The present research will be developed through a case study with mixed methods in three poor and notoriously stigmatized neighborhoods in Santiago de Chile. Three neighborhoods were selected in terms of their levels of poverty, levels of residential segregation, accessibility to employment opportunities, quality of local schools, available municipal resources, presence of governmental programs, and the notoriety of its stigmatized reputation. The selected cases are PoblaciónYungay (La Granja), Población Lo Hermida (Peñalolén) and Población Santo Tomas (La Pintana). The methodology of data collection is summarized in the following seven methods:

Method 1: Institutional inventory

Method 2: Semi-structured interviews to main institutional actors

Method 3: Brief phone or web survey to institutional actors

Method 4: Descriptive statistics of main institutions

Method 5: Interviews to residents

Method 6: Document analysis

Method 7: Statistical study of social problems and neighborhood effects