Being to becoming: The importance of tackling youth poverty in transitions to adulthood

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dc.contributor.author France, Alan en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-09T21:01:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2008-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Social Policy and Society 7(4):495-505 Sep 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-7464 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17807 en
dc.description.abstract The central emphasis of New Labour's anti-poverty strategy has been on tackling child poverty. While such an approach is both important and valuable youth poverty has been given limited attention. Low and unstable incomes are a major cause of poverty amongst young people and risks are greatly increased as they try to live independently and move out of the family home. In the discussion that follows, I argue that New Labour's continued commitment to the social exclusion agenda has marginalised both the problem of youth poverty and the necessary solutions. Social exclusion policy is more concerned with responsiblising families and young people and disciplining them to work regardless of its value. Little attention is given to addressing the problems of youth incomes or providing adequate housing support for those most vulnerable to poverty. en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Policy and Society en
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dc.title Being to becoming: The importance of tackling youth poverty in transitions to adulthood en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1474746408004454 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 495 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press en
pubs.end-page 505 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 198540 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Sociology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-12-22 en


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