Research Output

Barriers to escaping the low-pay no-pay cycle for disadvantaged parents.

  Poverty is a dynamic process that reflects the shifting nature of individual and
household income. Drawing on the findings of a research study supported by
the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their Recurrent Poverty
programme, this paper will explore: (a) the structural barriers that
disadvantaged parents encounter when trying to escape the low-pay no-pay
cycle, defined as repeated movements into and out of low paid employment;
and (b) various potential solutions to some of the issues identified.
The study explores, in various regions of Scotland, the experience of poverty
for a number of disadvantaged parents throughout the course of their life

  • Date:

    30 November 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

Citation

Fuertes, V. (2009). Barriers to escaping the low-pay no-pay cycle for disadvantaged parents.

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Keywords

Low-pay-no-pay cycle; recurrent poverty; household poverty; disadvantaged parents; structural barriers;

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