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

Fuertes, Vanesa

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Vanesa Fuertes



Abstract

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

Conference Name Social Policy Association Annual Conference
Start Date Jul 5, 2010
End Date Jul 7, 2010
Publication Date 2010
Deposit Date Apr 20, 2011
Publicly Available Date Apr 20, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Low-pay-no-pay cycle; recurrent poverty; household poverty; disadvantaged parents; structural barriers;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4348
Contract Date Apr 20, 2011

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