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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 a cycle of deprivation to cycles of disadvantage

From a cycle of deprivation to cycles of disadvantage

(p.107) Four From a cycle of deprivation to cycles of disadvantage
From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion

John Welshman

Policy Press

This chapter traces early attempts to commission research, some of the applications that were received, and reports by referees. It looks in particular at the efforts that were made to correct the perceived imbalance of the Research Programme, away from the emphasis on familial processes, to take more account of socioeconomic factors. It also traces the attitude of the DHSS civil servants towards the Research Programme, and their growing exasperation with it. It argues that a full understanding of the direction taken by the Research Programme, and in particular the shift from the behavioural focus of the cycle hypothesis to the structural emphasis favoured by many researchers, is only possible through analysis of the available archival sources, supplemented by oral interviews.

Keywords:   deprivation, cycle hypothesis, disadvantage, Research Programme, familial processes, socioeconomic factors, civil servants

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