Poverty and Insecurity

Poverty and Insecurity How do men and women get by in times and places where opportunities for standard employment have drastically reduced Are we witnessing the growth of a new class the Precariat where people exist wit

  • Title: Poverty and Insecurity
  • Author: Tracy Shildric Robert MacDonald Colin Webster
  • ISBN: 9781283873741
  • Page: 182
  • Format: ebook
  • How do men and women get by in times and places where opportunities for standard employment have drastically reduced Are we witnessing the growth of a new class, the Precariat , where people exist without predictability or security in their lives What effects do flexible and insecure forms of work have on material and psychological well being This book is the first ofHow do men and women get by in times and places where opportunities for standard employment have drastically reduced Are we witnessing the growth of a new class, the Precariat , where people exist without predictability or security in their lives What effects do flexible and insecure forms of work have on material and psychological well being This book is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between social exclusion, poverty and the labour market It challenges long standing and dominant myths about the workless and the poor , by exploring close up the lived realities of life in low pay, no pay Britain Work may be the best route out of poverty sometimes but for many people getting a job can be just a turn in the cycle of recurrent poverty and of long term churning between low skilled poor work and unemployment Based on unique qualitative, life history research with a hard to reach group of younger and older people, men and women, the book shows how poverty and insecurity have now become the defining features of working life for many.

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