cycle of deprivation

cycle of deprivation

an account of the persistence of poverty which stresses the intergenerational transmission of social deprivation, principally through the mechanism of the FAMILY, although individual and community pathology are also implicated. The notion is linked with the CULTURE OF POVERTY thesis and was given political prominence by Keith Joseph, Minister for Social Services, in 1972.

The commitment of successive governments to urban aid programmes (EDUCATIONAL PRIORITY AREAS; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS sponsored by the Home Office and inner-city partnership schemes) reflects a concern with a supposed cycle of deprivation. Such an approach denies the importance of wider bases of structural inequality, and, as an exclusive basis to social policy, it has now been discredited.

Various other formulations or models have appeared which are variants of the cycles of deprivation theme. These alternative explanations acknowledge the significance of structural features such as changes in the occupational structure and unemployment. They also argue that the interrelationship between individuals, families and communities, on the one hand, and wider structural features on the other, are much more complex than Keith Josephs simplistic version assumed.

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"It aims to address the cycle of deprivation associated with pregnancy in young people and ensure services put young people at the centre of decisionmaking.
"This includes the introduction of our 'Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy' in 2016, which aims to address the cycle of deprivation associated with pregnancy in young people and ensure services put young people at the centre of decision-making, helping them to achieve their potential as young people and as parents."
"I always tell all my students that education is the biggest tool they have to get out of the cycle of deprivation. My award is a real credit to them more than anything."
His research has challenged many of the myths surrounding mental health problems in the global context, demonstrating that these problems are universal forms of human suffering; that there is a vicious cycle of deprivation and poor mental health; that mental health problems profoundly affect the physical health and well-being of affected persons; that psychosocial interventions can be effectively delivered by widely available and affordable community-based providers; and that the human rights of people with mental health problems to access quality care and to a life with dignity are global concerns.
The young Milken understood that if one wanted to break the cycle of deprivation and violence, people needed to be given access to economic participation.
Avoiding certain favorites leads to a vicious cycle of deprivation and overindulgence.
The think tank's chief executive Andy Cook said: "Parts of the UK are trapped in a cycle of deprivation that is only set to get worse as the jobs market changes.
And he said breaking the cycle of deprivation is a "moral mission" for the Scottish Government.
This is one of the most effective ways in which we can break the cycle of deprivation and poverty.
Breaking the cycle of deprivation and poverty is a long term commitment for this government, and we fully recognise the fundamental importance of early years in achieving this.
But this is not enough - the Myanmar government must also end the entrenched discrimination that has trapped Rohingya in a cycle of deprivation and abuse for decades."
All three councils are committed to providing short term finance support for people on low incomes; with the approach featured in the consortium antipoverty strategies, with the aim to minimise poverty, the cycle of deprivation and promote equality.