Families and Poverty

Families and Poverty

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The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.The discussion in this short chapter, meant as an overview of both the findings and the theoretical framework, is organised mainly around the four elements of the booka#39;s theoretical framework. To begin, the chapter outlines the main findings onanbsp;...

Title:Families and Poverty
Author:Mary Daly, Grace Kelly
Publisher:Policy Press - 2015-02-25


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