Household arrangements and urban structure in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo (2010)

Abstract The 1960s and 1970s brought changes to urban and family spatial structures, especially in developed countries, with transformations in work and residence macrostructures and emergence of new household arrangements. This paper aims to relate families to the (re)structuring of the urban space, considering the material reproduction of its individuals. We analyze the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, where the urban and household arrangements are more complex and diversified. We constructed a typology that translated the structure of the urban space according to the labor market and residential areas. Then, we superimposed on it the distribution of household arrangements and social vulnerability. Using the 2010 Census, we analyzed the relationships of different variables for the weighting areas.