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How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?

  This study explores why disadvantaged parents move into poverty and identifies the specific barriers to them escaping
the cycle of low pay/no pay or recurrent poverty. It draws on information from interviews with parents and focus groups with professionals, plus some analysis of an existing
large survey.

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Joseph Rowntree Foundation/ Polity Press

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    361 Social problems & social welfare in general


McQuaid, R. W., Fuertes, V. & Richard, A. How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?



Poverty; disadvantaged; parents; low pay/ no pay; unemployment; relationship breakdown; household income; childcare;

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