Katrien De Boyser, Jürgen Friedrichs, Caroline Dewilde's Between the social and the spatial : exploring the multiple PDF

By Katrien De Boyser, Jürgen Friedrichs, Caroline Dewilde

ISBN-10: 075467925X

ISBN-13: 9780754679257

ISBN-10: 0754698270

ISBN-13: 9780754698272

Because the starting of the Nineteen Nineties, the slow widening of medical and coverage debates on poverty from a slim specialize in source of revenue poverty to a extra inclusive suggestion of social exclusion, has made poverty examine either extra attention-grabbing and extra advanced. This transition to a extra multidimensional conceptualization of poverty types the historical past and start line of this ebook. Researchers learning the 'social' and 'spatial' dimensions of poverty have purely began to problem and discover the bounds of every other's study views and tools. This publication brings jointly those various our bodies of literature at the intersection of spatial and social exclusion for the 1st time, by means of supplying a state-of-the artwork evaluate written through internationally-recognized specialists who seriously think about the theoretical prestige in their study on social exclusion, and at the implications this has for destiny examine and policy-making agendas

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The case of Germany is paradoxical. Looking at the dominant discourse on poverty and at the practices of social welfare institutions, one would be tempted to qualify poverty in Germany mainly as marginal poverty. Survey research reveals a strong collective resistance to the official recognition of poverty and a tendency towards the individualisation of aid and to the stigmatisation of the poor. But if one looks at the experiences caused by poverty, the risk of social disqualification is far from being negligible, and the accumulation of handicaps for a large fringe of the population is more similar to the situation in France and in the United Kingdom than to the Scandinavian countries.

G. “three score years and ten”)’ (1997). ‘Three score years and ten’ is an expression that has stayed with us for a long time, but the notion of ‘normality’ may well be a relative one. A century ago, premature death  It should be noted that I am throughout the paper concerned with indicators of outcome and do not consider the processes by which these outcomes are achieved.  I owe this point to Sudhir Anand (2004).  And questions about activity may replace ‘riding a bicycle’ by – the possibly less demanding – ‘driving a car’.

When measuring deprivation, should we count the number of dimensions on which households fall below the threshold (Vranken 2002)? Aggregation is necessary if we are to compare different policies that cut across dimensions. How can we trade gains in health equity against gains in reducing income poverty? Do societies become more concerned about health as they become richer? What are the implications of being more averse to health inequality than to income inequality? The third question concerns health equity and the interdependence between the dimensions of health and income.

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