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Bringing Politics Back into Poverty Analysis: Why Understanding of Social Relations Matters More for Policy on Chronic Poverty than Measurement

John Harriss

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that most poverty research is working with a model of knowledge from the natural sciences: that is to say, there are objective facts to be discovered; methods for uncovering these ... More


Non‐Monetary Indicators

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the background and context from which the volume is departing in terms of the evolution of research using non-monetary indicators of deprivation. In reviewing the research ... More


Discovering child poverty: The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Lucinda Platt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345837
eISBN:
9781447302117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345837.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Child poverty is currently regarded by many as the ‘number one’ issue in Britain. Yet it has not always been so high on the policy agenda. What were attitudes to poor children 200 years ago? How did ... More


Experts and the Elderly: Social Research on Old Age

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Researchers and policymakers became increasingly interested in improving the lives of older Britons over the course of the twentieth century. Expert attention was first drawn to the particular ... More


Poverty as trauma: methodological problems when reality gets ugly

Hans Husum and Odd Edvardsen

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

People can dance around issues of poverty in the fields of philosophy and science, and many can find plausible answers that guide and provide comfort. When reality becomes ugly, the sympathetic nerve ... More


Introduction

Mun Young Cho

in The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter investigates the experience of China's urban laid-off workers and retirees, who have been left out of the nation's burgeoning prosperity in a state of increasing ... More


Absolute Poverty in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon

Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, and Clemens Sedmak (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341284
eISBN:
9781447341338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book examines absolute poverty in Europe, which is at the moment fairly neglected in academic and policy discourse. It opens with conceptual and methodological considerations that prepare the ... More


A fit occupation for children? Children and work

Lucinda Platt

in Discovering child poverty: The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345837
eISBN:
9781447302117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345837.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter argues that child labour legislation (along with education) is critical in establishing a relatively bounded childhood and a privileged status for children — even poor children — which ... More


Slaying idleness without killing care: a challenge for the British welfare state

Hilary Land

in Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter looks at the issue of tackling want, 60 years on from the Beveridge's reforms. It looks at the way in which the 1948 settlement was a compromised response to want, and the tensions of ... More


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