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Narratives, stories and tales : understanding poverty dynamics through life histories.

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The study of poverty dynamics has been dominated by the quantitative analysis of panel datasets. These can identify patterns and correlates of economic and social mobility but have found it difficult to explain why these occur. This paper examines how qualitative research methods, and in particular life history methodologies, can provide a means for explaining poverty dynamics. It considers the strengths and limitations of using qualitative evidence and the role of life histories in providing...

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Volume:
GPRG-WPS-011
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2004-01-01
URN:
uuid:7ead31be-602e-496b-bad2-454928b0aac2
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14071
Language:
English

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