Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861348357 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447305866 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only

From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion

Policy, Poverty, and Parenting

John Welshman

John Welshman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2007
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861348357 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447305866 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Filling a major gap in social policy literature, this book looks at the history of debates over the poverty cycle and their relationship with current initiatives on social exclusion. The book uses Sir Keith Joseph’s famous “cycle of deprivation” speech in 1972 as a backdrop to explore British New Labour’s approach to child poverty: initiatives such as Sure Start, the influence of research on intergenerational continuities, and its new stance on social exclusion. Making extensive use of archival sources, private papers, contemporary published documents, and oral interviews with retired civil servants and social scientists, John Welshman provides the only booklength treatment of this important but neglected strand of social policy history.

British Journal of Social Work

“Welshman’s book is a fascinating account of a hitherto largely neglected topic, and the author is to be commended for the breadth of his investigation and the relevance of the lessons he draws from it from today.”

Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Timeline: from transmitted deprivation to social exclusion
Introduction

Part One: The cycle hypothesis
1. Sir Keith Joseph and the cycle speech
2. From problem families to the cycle of deprivation
Part Two: The Transmitted Deprivation Research Programme
3. Conceptual difficulties: setting up the Research Programme
4. From a cycle of deprivation to cycles of disadvantage
5. The final years of the Research Programme
6. Poverty, structure, and behaviour: three social scientists
Part Three: New Labour and the cycle of deprivation
7. The broader context: social exclusion, poverty dynamics, and the revival of agency
8. From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion

Conclusion
References
Index
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