Not measuring up : low-income women on welfare

Cook, Kay 2009, Not measuring up : low-income women on welfare, in Theorizing social exclusion, Routledge, Abingdon, England, pp.55-67.

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Title Not measuring up : low-income women on welfare
Author(s) Cook, Kay
Title of book Theorizing social exclusion
Editor(s) Taket, Ann
Crisp, Beth
Nevill, Annemarie
Lamaro, Greer
Graham, Melissa
Barter-Godfrey, Sarah
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 2.3
Total chapters 21
Start page 55
End page 67
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Keyword(s) stigma
women
welfare
qualitative
interview
low income
Summary The central notion of this chapter is that every person has the right to an elemental standard of social life, as a citizenship entitlement. However, segments of our society, such as women who rely on government payments as their primary source of income, do not enjoy full social citizenship entitlements and are instead socially excluded. Using data from in-depth qualitative interviews, I outline participants’ experiences of stigma, marginalisation and exclusion. I posit that these experiences are the result of policy failure as financial assistance policies fail to fully provide these women with their social citizenship entitlements.
ISBN 9780415475846
0415475848
Language eng
Field of Research 160512 Social Policy
169901 Gender Specific Studies
160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2009, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022717

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Collection: School of Psychology
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