Claudia Jacinto

Claudia Jacinto
Principal researcher at Centro de Estudios Sociales (CIS-CONICET)
based at the Social and Economic Development Institute (IDES), Argentina,
and Professor, University of Buenos Aires.

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Jacinto has conducted numerous projects and research studies concerning youth transitions, education, vocational training and employment, linking the fields of sociology of education, sociology of work, and sociology of youth. In 1993, she received a fellowship and later became a member of the technical board of the Latin American Network of Education and Work, founded by the well-known Argentinean sociologist, Dr. María Antonia Gallart and later coordinated by Academy Fellow Dr. María de Ibarrola. From 2004 to 2011, she coordinated RedEtis, a Latin American network of education, work and social inclusion.

From 2013 to 2015 she served as Deputy President of the Latin-American Association of Labor Studies. She has served as an advisor at ILO, SDC, Carolina Foundation, UNESCO, IADB, Norrag, International Youth Foundation, Save The Children, and UNICEF, among others. Her research focuses on the linkages among education, training, and employment understood as social constructions. She designs and conducts her studies within the framework of the sociology of public action, focusing on institutional arrangements and key actors and their relationships, with an emphasis on secondary technical education and gender.


Docteur en Latin America-Sociologie, Université París III, France, 1987.


Jacinto, C, (in press). Working with historical, cultural and economic logics: The case of vocational training in Argentina, in L. Unwin, & D. Guille (Eds.) International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training, Wiley: London

Jacinto, C., (2017) Redistribución y afectividad como dimensiones de la justicia social. Las Intervenciones del tercer sector en las transiciones de la educación al trabajo, Profesorado. Revista de curriculum y formación del profesorado. Vol.21, nº4 (Septiembre-Diciembre, 2017), pp 177:195.

Jacinto, C. (ed.) (2016), Protección social y formación para el trabajo en la Argentina reciente. entramados, alcances y tensiones, Buenos Aires: IDES.

Jacinto, C, (2014) “Social construction of the labor pathways of young people in Latin America: policies, institutions, mechanisms and subjectivities” CIS-Norrag. Translation from Spanish to English of a selection of articles of the book: La construcción social de las trayectorias laborales de jóvenes. Políticas, instituciones, dispositivos y subjetividades, (2010) Buenos Aires, Teseo; IDES.

Jacinto, y A. García de Fanelli, (2014), “Tertiary Technical Education and Youth Integration in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico”, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement

Jacinto. C y V. Millenaar, (2009). Enfoques de programas para la inclusión laboral de los jóvenes pobres: lo institucional como soporte subjetivo, Revista Última Década, nº 30, Valparaíso. Pp. 67-92

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