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Questioning the power of resilience : are children up to the task of disrupting the transmission of poverty

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This chapter addresses the question of whether studies of resilience are useful for research and practice concerning children's poverty and the life course and intergenerational transmission of poverty. Based on a review of the increasing exercise of the resilience concept in various fields of research, it is argued that resilience has not yet been demonstrated as a valid analytical tool for poverty research. So far resilience has achieved neither a sufficiently functional definition nor a credible theory by which to identify its existence.
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University of Oxford
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International Development
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Oxford University Press
Host title:
Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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624
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ISBN:
9780199557544

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