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

By Katrien De Boyser, Jürgen Friedrichs, Caroline Dewilde

Because the starting of the Nineteen Nineties, the slow widening of clinical and coverage debates on poverty from a slim concentrate on source of revenue poverty to a extra inclusive inspiration of social exclusion, has made poverty learn either extra attention-grabbing and extra complex. This transition to a extra multidimensional conceptualization of poverty kinds the history and place to begin of this publication. Researchers learning the 'social' and 'spatial' dimensions of poverty have purely began to problem and discover the limits of every other's examine views and tools. This e-book brings jointly those various our bodies of literature at the intersection of spatial and social exclusion for the 1st time, via delivering a state-of-the paintings assessment written by way of internationally-recognized specialists who severely ponder the theoretical prestige in their learn on social exclusion, and at the implications this has for destiny learn and policy-making agendas

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The author explores the diversity of manifestations and related representations of poverty and introduces a typology in order to take this diversity into account. e. income and health. In this chapter, the author discusses the many theoretical and methodological problems that arise when combining different dimensions of poverty, and he reveals how seemingly innocent choices are based on hidden, underlying assumptions. The authors of the third chapter – Chris de Neubourg, Keetie Roelen and Franziska Gassmann – contribute to the debate on the multidimensional measurement of poverty by looking at the limitations of monetary poverty measures in Congo and Vietnam (with a focus on child poverty) and at the possible implications for social policy design in both developed and developing countries.

The sociology of poverty cannot be reduced to a descriptive and quantitative approach of the poor. It has to question the notion of poverty itself. For sociologists, the reasoning in binary terms that opposes characteristics of the poor to those of the rest of society is equivocal. The definition of a poverty threshold, no matter how elaborate and precise it would be, is always arbitrary. 6 million people in absolute numbers.  Thus, it is sufficient to slightly change the official poverty line in order to radically alter the proportion of the affected population.

Economic development, social relations, the nature of social security systems and of social action are all seen as contributing factors. The author explores the diversity of manifestations and related representations of poverty and introduces a typology in order to take this diversity into account. e. income and health. In this chapter, the author discusses the many theoretical and methodological problems that arise when combining different dimensions of poverty, and he reveals how seemingly innocent choices are based on hidden, underlying assumptions.

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