1st Edition

Trapped in Poverty? Labour-Market Decisions in Low-Income Households

    How do people on low incomes make decisions about employment and benefit claims? Interview material and economic analysis combine with new theories of the relationship between moral and economic reasoning.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Contested territory; Chapter 3 The study, the people and the methods; Chapter 4 The ‘breadwinners’; Chapter 5 ‘Fitting it all in’; Chapter 6 Joint decision-making?; Chapter 7 Community, kinship and housing; Chapter 8 Lone-parent households; Chapter 9 Conclusions: trapped in poverty?;


    Bill Jordan Reader in Social Studies at Sheffield University., Simon James Senior Lecturer in Economics at Exeter University., Helen Kay Researcher for the Scottish Office., Marcus Redley Research Assistant at Exeter University.