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Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Clare Bambra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are told that ‘work is good for us’ and that ill-health is caused by ‘individual lifestyles’. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography, and political science, ... More


Introduction

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter shows how work and worklessness are not the discrete activities of individuals but essential parts of the way in which the totality of society is organized politically, ... More


Conclusion 1

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This concluding chapter summarizes the evidence on health inequalities presented in the previous chapters, and then develops a model of the political economy of health inequalities to show how ... More


Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths

Tracy Shildrick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447323976
eISBN:
9781447323990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down from generation to ... More


In and out of work

Morag C. Treanor

in Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447334668
eISBN:
9781447334712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter six explores the complex relationship between child poverty and families being in and out of work. It looks at the role of employment in lifting families out of poverty and how low quality, ... More


Families move into work: skills, training and tax credits

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the work histories and work experience of parents, their ambitions and the role of training in helping mothers in particular back into work. It summarises the evidence from the ... More


Work and worklessness

Stephen Syrett and David North

in Renewing neighbourhoods: Work, enterprise and governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348623
eISBN:
9781447303213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348623.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the various factors that help explain the localised concentrations of worklessness and the kinds of barriers that those who are not working face in entering the labour market. ... More


Introduction

Kitty Stewart and John Hills

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When the Labour government took office in 1997, it had inherited levels of poverty and inequality unprecedented in post-war history. More than one in four UK children lived in poverty compared to one ... More


A new contract for social assistance

Ivar Lødemel and Heather Trickey

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a working definition of workfare, which is used in this book. The discussion identifies key elements of workfare programmes, and outlines the policy context for workfare ... More


Social interaction and neighbourhood stigma

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street: The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345356
eISBN:
9781447303039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345356.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a discussion on social interaction and neighbourhood reputation. One of the most striking features of the interviews with residents, who were mainly active within their ... More


The worklessness legacy: Do working mothers make a difference?

Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, and Paola Villa

in Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190864798
eISBN:
9780190864828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864798.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter examines how intergenerational transmission of worklessness varies according to the gender of parents and their children in 26 European countries. The analysis draws on EU-SILC 2011 ... More


Disabled people and employment in Poland

Monika Struck-Peregończyk

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Since 1989 Poland has undergone significant changes, most notably the introduction of a market economy and, along with it, the emergence of unemployment. A quota-levy system was introduced in 1991, ... More


The politics of the parish

Carl J. Griffin

in The rural war: Captain Swing and the politics of protest

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086267
eISBN:
9781781705025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes how the ‘politics’ of work and welfare were manifest in Swing. It considers the politics of the regulating of work in relation to the use of machinery, the provision of work, ... More


Introduction: ‘Looking for trouble’

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter provides a background for the establishment of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP), a single central government programme that aims to ‘turn around’ the lives of trouble ... More


Poverty, labour markets and ‘poor work’

Tracy Shildrick

in Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447323976
eISBN:
9781447323990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at working-class employment. Millions of people experience poverty despite their commitment to working hard in paid employment, which fails to raise them out of poverty. This issue ... More


Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Program

Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir, and John Van Reenen

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the labour market impact of the British New Deal for Young People, which was instituted to mitigate unemployment and low wages that emerged during the 1990s. Economic and social ... More


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