On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London (Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series)

On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London (Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series)

By: David M. Smith (author)Paperback

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On the margins of inclusion explores the notion of 'social exclusion' from the perspective of those deemed to be 'socially excluded' and provides a compelling and vivid portrait of lives at the insecure, low-paid end of the labour market. The ethnography is used to illuminate key issues in sociology and social policy and to tackle debates and controversies that are central to current discussions on the appropriate role and function of state welfare. A thorough discussion of current policies to address social exclusion and area regeneration is woven into the fieldwork analysis. On the margins of inclusion is essential reading for researchers, academics and higher-level students in sociology and social policy, and will also be of interest to policy makers in the field.

About Author

David Smith's research interests include the evolution of the social exclusion concept, the social consequences of industrial and occupational change, welfare reform and comparative social policy. His research for On the margins of inclusion was conducted while at the Department of Social and Political Science, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK.

Contents

Introduction; Globalisation and social exclusion; Poverty and social exclusion: theory and policy; Life and labour on the St. Helier estate 1930-2000; Labour market opportunities and welfare-to-work; Lone parents, work and welfare; Informal opportunities and social divisions; Labour markets, exclusion and social capital; On the margins of inclusion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781861346001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781861346001
  • ISBN10: 186134600X

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