Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Poverty, welfare problems and social exclusion
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2008 (English)In: Int J Soc Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, Vol. 17, no 1, 15-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates whether, and to what degree, poverty is linked to other types of welfare problems and, in larger perspective, whether the situation can be understood in terms of social exclusion. Two different measures of poverty – income poverty and deprivation poverty – and 17 indicators of welfare problems were used in the analysis. It was shown that income poverty was rather weakly related to other types of welfare problems, i.e. the most commonly used measure of poverty seems to discriminate a section of the population that does not suffer from the kinds of problems we usually assume that poverty causes. Deprivation poverty, identifying those who most often had to forgo consumption of goods and services, did correlate strongly with other types of welfare problems. Hence, people living under poor conditions do suffer from welfare problems even though this section of the population is not always captured by income poverty measures. The final analysis showed that the types of welfare problems that were most likely to cluster were deprivation poverty, economic precariousness, unemployment, psychological strain and health problems. Whether these types of accumulated welfare problems, from a theoretical perspective, can be seen as indicators of social exclusion is more doubtful.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 17, no 1, 15-25 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7019DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2007.00503.xOAI: diva2:146690
Available from: 2008-01-24 Created: 2008-01-24 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Halleröd, BjörnLarsson, Daniel
By organisation

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 87 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link