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Author O'Brien, Mark, author.

Title Just managing? : what it means for the families of austerity Britain / Mark O'Brien and Paul Kyprianou.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations (colour)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Open reports series, 2399-6676 ; v. 5
Note Available via Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Part 1: Back to the future? 1. Understanding poverty: then and now -- 2. The getting by? study -- Part 2. The big issues 3. Money matters -- 4. Working life -- 5. Meeting basic needs -- 6. Home and family life -- Part 3. Just managing? perspectives on poverty 7. Family views: 'who's to blame?' -- 8. Liars, thieves and honest scousers -- Appendix I: How the research was conducted -- Appendix II: Family circumstances and spending.
Preface -- PART I: BACK TO THE FUTURE? 1. Understanding Poverty: Then and Now 2. The Getting By? Study -- PART II: THE BIG ISSUES 3. Money Matters 4. Working Life 5. Meeting Basic Needs 6. Home and Family Life -- PART III: JUST MANAGING? PERSPECTIVES ON POVERTY 7. Family Views: 'Who's to Blame?' 8. Liars, Thieves and Honest Scousers -- Appendix I: How the Research Was Conducted -- Appendix II: Family Circumstances and Spending -- References -- Index.
Summary "The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to speak on behalf of families who are in work, but struggling to get by. This book allows us to hear from some of these families directly. At a time when the impact of austerity is more relevant than ever, Just Managing? cuts through the debates and sloganeering to give some of the real people behind the headlines and statistics a chance to tell their stories. It tracks the lives of thirty working families in Liverpool over one year, as they struggle to manage on incomes at or around the National Minimum Wage. Their accounts are placed within the economic and political context that has shaped their experiences and that of millions of other working families across the country. This book is required reading for anyone seeking to understand what life is like at the sharp end of 'austerity Britain'."--Publisher's website.
Subject Families -- Great Britain.
Poor -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 21st century.
Great Britain -- Social policy -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Poor -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01071151
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kyprianou, Paul, author.
Open Book Publishers, distributor.
Other Form: Print version: O'Brien, Mark. Just managing? what it means for families of austerity Britain 9781783743247
ISBN 9781783743254 (electronic bk.)
1783743255 (electronic bk.)

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