Understanding Social Exclusion

Paperback | June 15, 2002

EditorJohn Hills, Julian Le Grand, David Piachaud

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If the objective of creating a society with opportunity for all is to be achieved, understanding the roots and impacts of social exclusion is essential. This book is the most comprehensive attempt to examine the causes of social exclusion and the policies necessary to tackle it.It is based on recent research carried out in the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics. This research draws on all the social science disciplines, particularly economics, sociology, demography, and area studies. It will be of interest and importanceto students and teachers in the social sciences and to all those concerned with social policy in Britain and more widely.Social exclusion is not a matter solely of cash poverty, although that is an important dimension of it. The concept of social exclusion is relatively new, both in political and academic prominence. This book analyses the concept and examines the extent of exclusion measured in different ways.Contributors examine and explain the latest developments in research on income dynamics and movements in and out of poverty and low pay; links in social disadvantage across generations; the long-term effects of the growth in lone parenthood, early motherhood, and other changes in family structure;neighbourhood deprivation and community organization; and the prospects for success of government policies towards child poverty, education, and social security.

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If the objective of creating a society with opportunity for all is to be achieved, understanding the roots and impacts of social exclusion is essential. This book is the most comprehensive attempt to examine the causes of social exclusion and the policies necessary to tackle it.It is based on recent research carried out in the ESRC Cen...

John Hills is Director and Professor of Social Policy at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics. Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is Chair of LSE Health and Social Care and a co-director of the Economic and Social Research C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.69 inPublished:June 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199251940

ISBN - 13:9780199251940

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1. Tania Burchardt, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud: Introduction2. Brian Barry: Social exclusion, social isolation and the distribution of income3. Tania Burchardt, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud: Degrees of exclusion: Developing a dynamic, multi-dimensional measure4. Simon Burgess and Carol Propper: The dynamics of poverty in Britain5. John Hobcraft: Social exclusion and the generations6. Kathleen Kiernan: Disadvantage and Demography---chicken and egg?7. Abigail McKnight: Low paid work: Drip feeding the poor8. Ruth Lupton and Anne Power: Social exclusion and neighbourhoods9. David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland: Child poverty10. Phil Agulnik, Tania Burchardt and Martin Evans: Response and prevention in the British welfare state11. Howard Glennerster and Jo Sparkes: Preventing social exclusion: Education's contribution12. Liz Richardson and Katharine Mumford: Community, neighbourhood and social infrastructure13. John Hills: Does a focus on 'social exclusion' change the policy response?