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Defining social exclusion and the social inclusion agenda

Peter Saunders

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Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428394
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.003.0008
Defining social exclusion and the social inclusion agenda

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This chapter examines the concept of social exclusion, and explains how it relates to other major policy themes, including poverty and inequality. It discusses what is unique about social exclusion, along with its salience for current and emerging policy priorities. It identifies the different dimensions (or domains) of exclusion and examines the role of social exclusion/inclusion in informing social policy. It focuses the discussion on the emergence and evolution of the social inclusion policy agenda in Australia.

Keywords: social exclusion; policy themes; poverty; social inclusion; social exclusion; Australia

Chapter.  14444 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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