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Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Mary Daly and Grace Kelly


Reconceptualising Family: Everyday Life on a Low Income provides major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly under conditions of poverty and low income. Based on the findings of a major study of everyday life and family relationships carried out in Northern Ireland, and including powerful verbatim accounts of conversations with family members, the book develops and applies a theoretical framework of the relationship between family and poverty/low income. This conceives of the relationship in structural, cultural, relational and representational terms. Applying this framework ... More

Keywords: family, poverty, low income, everyday life, family theory, parenting, family support, social support, shame, money management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318828
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Daly, author
University of Oxford

Grace Kelly, author
Queen's University Belfast