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Absolute Poverty in EuropeInterdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon$
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Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, and Clemens Sedmak

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341284

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.001.0001

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Unravelling the complexities of poverty in Northern Ireland, a new immigration destination

Unravelling the complexities of poverty in Northern Ireland, a new immigration destination

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(p.211) 10 Unravelling the complexities of poverty in Northern Ireland, a new immigration destination
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Absolute Poverty in Europe
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Ruth McAreavey

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.003.0010

This chapter uses migrants’ experiences of poverty in Northern Ireland to consider the way in which poverty is experienced across transnational boundaries. The research draws from empirical data from Northern Ireland, a place which until relatively recently experienced little in-migration. It begins by considering the meaning of poverty and how it is understood transnationally i.e. across national boundaries. The chapter proceeds by showing how migrants shift their framing of poverty according to different circumstances. Poverty is also shown to bring with it physical and emotional vulnerabilities and can cause anxiety, indignity and insecurity for the individuals involved. Finally, the chapter highlights the importance of third party support from the sending or receiving society for overcoming the consequences of poverty.

Keywords:   transnational, migrants, sending and receiving societies, poverty

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