Welshman, John (2002) The cycle of deprivation and the concept of the underclass. Benefits, 10 (3). pp. 199-205. ISSN 0962-7898Full text not available from this repository.
In drawing on the concept of social exclusion, New Labour has been keen to distance itself from the longer-term 'underclass' discourse. At the same time, phrases such as 'cycle of deprivation' and 'problem families' are used with little sense of their earlier history. This article examines Sir Keith Joseph's theory of the 'cycle of deprivation' with regard to the longer-term history of the idea of an underclass. It argues that the cycle of deprivation can be seen as a chronological stepping-stone between related ideas. Nevertheless there are also important differences between the problem family, cycle of deprivation, and underclass formulations.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Benefits|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2008 15:17|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:10|
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