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Structure rather than behaviour: on the causes of poverty

Bramley, Glen (2016) Structure rather than behaviour: on the causes of poverty. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Whether poverty is caused by behaviour or economic factors is an ongoing debate, with the Right usually supporting the former, and the Left the latter. Drawing on a recent study, Glen Bramley explains why structure, rather than behaviour, is the major factor behind disadvantaged individuals in England. Yet he also writes that many of those included in the research had adverse childhood experiences, and so the Left is also wrong to completely dismiss any suggestions of “transmitted poverty” between generations.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70623

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