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Tales of the unexpected? Hidden resilience in poor households in Britain.

Abstract:

Society tends to have low expectations for the health, employment, and family stability of people living in poverty and disadvantage, reinforced by a body of research focused on risk factors and negative outcomes. This 'deficit model' has pervaded policy and interventions to tackle inequalities in health, in particular in relation to area-based initiatives to improve the health of socio-economically disadvantaged communities. In contrast, the study presented here adopts a positive approach, s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
238-245
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:f321a6bf-4dba-4d41-a210-3c1d1f4bafbd
Source identifiers:
342508
Local pid:
pubs:342508

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