Journal article

The social economy of excluded families

Gaye Mitchell, Lynda Campbell

CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

Families with material, social and cultural resources can be seen as triply advantaged, while those without are thrice disadvantaged. The authors contend that families' connectedness or exclusion from their communities, and the processes that marginalize or substantially exclude families from the benefits of the wider society, are among the most important dimensions for practice in the family services field. Using selected theory relating to individuals and families in society, this paper proposes a conceptual framework for understanding all families in their social economy, with special attention to families who experience material, social and cultural poverty. These families are vulnerable..

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