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's a vicious cycle of deprivation and difficulties.
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.
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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.
Scottish Labour's inequalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon said: "The SNP promised to decrease the cycle of deprivation associated with teenage pregnancy but have failed to do so.
Thus, they perpetuate the cycle of deprivation, alienation, and potential radicalization.
It will only lead you to crave more food, eventually becoming a neverending cycle of deprivation and overindulgence.
Through our work and campaigning we look to break the cycle of deprivation and challenge injustice.
What the present government is trying to do is break the self-perpetuating cycle of deprivation and despair that for generations has encouraged people to rely on benefits rather than seek work.
We believe that if you expose children to dreams and give them aspirations it will help break the cycle of deprivation.