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From transmitted deprivation to social exclusionPolicy, poverty, and parenting$
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Dr John Welshman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348357

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.001.0001

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From problem families to the cycle of deprivation

From problem families to the cycle of deprivation

(p.51) Two From problem families to the cycle of deprivation
From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion

John Welshman

Policy Press

This chapter attempts to explain the background to and timing of the cycle speech by tracing the longer-term continuities. It looks in particular at, first, Joseph's own family background and approach to poverty; second, his interest in problem families; third, the broader policy context of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including debates about poverty, abortion, and family planning; fourth, the DHSS Preparation for Parenthood initiative, including a seminar at All Souls College, Oxford, in April 1973; and, fifth, the influence of debates in the US that focused on IQ, the culture of poverty, and the benefits of early intervention (such as the Head Start programme) as a means of countering the effects of poverty on human development.

Keywords:   cycle speech, problem families, policy context, poverty, abortion, family planning, Preparation for Parenthood, All Souls College, IQ, Head Start programme

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