Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Mary Daly, Grace Kelly

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    The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherPolicy Press
    Number of pages234
    ISBN (Print)9781447318835
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2015


    • poverty
    • family
    • social support
    • shame
    • Parenting
    • Money management


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