Many words are used to point to poverty. Marginality and social exclusion are relatively new ones. Social exclusion is a contested concept. Generally unemployment is seen to be the most important element. However, social exclusion also relates to generalized disadvantage in terms of education, training, housing and financial resources. Social exclusion also relates to the extent and quality of social networks people are included in.
KeywordsLabour Market Welfare State Social Exclusion Single Mother Social Housing
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