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Graphik: Bulletpoint Abstracts issue 1/2017 (English)

Marina Einböck/ Manuela Wade: What We Still Miss in Our Perception on Child Poverty. Considerations Following Results of a Qualitative Study in Two Austrian Communities

Child poverty does not only show itself in material deprivation, but also in limited access to public resources, social exclusion and in emotional stress. Dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion have to be considered in analyses on child poverty as well as the consequences of a poverty situation on future options of children and their further development. Children should be seen as active agents, who have developed a broad scope of strategies to deal with material deprivation. In a qualitative study, conducted in two Austrian communities, the children’s perceptions were put in focus. The results show further challenges in the development of indicators, when capturing child poverty as a discrete phenomenon.

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