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What do we mean by the ‘underclass’?

Macnicol, John (2016) What do we mean by the ‘underclass’? British Politics and Policy at LSE (03 Nov 2016). Website.

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Recent evidence points to the failure of the ‘troubled families’ programme launched by the Coalition government in 2011, a programme designed to intervene in the lives of the estimated 120,000 most behaviourally anti-social families in England and Wales. As John Macnicol argues, the concept of the ‘underclass’ underpinning this initiative has a long history, and has resurfaced in various forms for over a century in British politics and policy-making

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:32

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