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Unemployment, Poverty, and Social Isolation: An Assessment of the Current State of Social Exclusion Theory

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271849
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271844.003.0002
 Unemployment, Poverty, and Social Isolation: An Assessment of the Current State of Social Exclusion Theory

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This chapter analyses the social exclusion theory, which associates unemployment with poverty and social isolation. Studies showed support for a vicious cycle linking unemployment and poverty. Unemployment led to higher poverty risks; poverty was a significant obstacle to employment. However, no such links were observed for social isolation. Unemployment caused little change in people’s social lives; no evidence showed social isolation as a significant barrier to employment.

Keywords: social exclusion theory; unemployment; poverty; social isolation; multiple deprivation

Chapter.  7057 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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