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The political and social construction of poverty: Central and Eastern European countries in transition

Serena Romano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447312710
eISBN:
9781447312727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312710.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This study sheds new light on the issue of why poverty is never a “neutral” phenomenon, but rather is always the result of more or less explicit social and political constructions. It illustrates how ... More


The negotiation of the Europe 2020 poverty target

Paul Copeland

in EU enlargement, the clash of capitalisms and the European social dimension

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088254
eISBN:
9781781707470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088254.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter concerns the negotiations surrounding the Europe 2020 poverty target which aims to remove at least 20 million people from living in poverty and social exclusion. The voluntary target is ... More


Conclusions and emerging themes

Glen Bramley and Nick Bailey

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Poverty as measured by material deprivation through lack of economic resources remains absolutely central to understanding the causation and patterning of most aspects of social exclusion and a wide ... More


Young, Poor Parents: Lacking Social Support and Social Capital

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter elaborates on the concept of social poverty, engaging with previous theory and research across the fields of sociology, psychology, and health to explain the importance of social poverty ... More


Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Social Poverty draws on 192 interviews with young, low-income, unmarried parents to investigate the concept of social poverty, using the setting of a government-funded relationship education program. ... More


Introduction: Social Poverty in America

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains the concept of social poverty and how it offers a new way of analyzing policy and of understanding human behavior. For example, it helps to explain the puzzle of why ... More


Conclusion: Escaping Social Poverty

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Relationship education programs do little to deliver on their original promise of addressing financial poverty, turning the tide on state divorce rates, or increasing state marriage rates, but ... More


Becoming an Adult: Getting a Car, a Job, and Paying the Bills

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains the challenges of the transition to adulthood for the young parents in this study, and it reflects on the implications of this transition for their risk of social poverty. In ... More


Making new from old in France: urban change through housing renewal in two Parisian districts

Claire Lévy-Vroelant and Yankel Fijalkow

in Renewing Europe's housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310129
eISBN:
9781447310143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

After the Second World War, slum clearance and redevelopment programmes in France led to the building of large social housing estates on the outskirts of major cities. A policy of rehabilitating ... More


Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to examine the role of FBOs in overcoming poverty and social exclusion in European cities. At a time of uniquely European controversies and neoliberal ... More


Committing to a Relationship: “You Have to Have Your Trust in Place”

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter draws on role theory and the changing cultural norms around relationships to explain how a risk of social poverty accompanies parents’ attempts to build lasting partnerships. These ... More


Becoming a Parent: Doing Better and Settling Down

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses how becoming a parent involves a huge transformation in social role and identity. It often spurs young people to want to act more grown-up and do better—at work, in their ... More


Learning Skills: Building Trust and Communities

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the experiences parents have early on in the year in which they are enrolled in the relationship education program; this is when their participation is most intense, often ... More


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