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Covering social risks: poverty debate and anti-poverty policy in France in the 1980s

Soziale Risiken absichern: Armutsdebatte und Armutspolitik in Frankreich in den 1980er Jahren
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Haßdenteufel, Sarah


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Abstract This article analyses the influence of public discourse about the social risk of poverty on social policy. It examines the rediscovery of poverty as a political topic and the emergence of an anti-poverty policy in France in the 1980s. Drawing on parliamentary debates as well as on a variety of published documents, it answers the question of how welfare associations and political parties described and defined the risk of poverty during the debate, and with which political measures they wanted to combat it. Particular attention shall be paid to the different definitions of poverty. The article argues that formulating the poverty question and defining the meaning of poverty had a great influence on the conception of poverty policy.
Keywords poverty; risk; social policy; welfare state; combating poverty; discourse; France; twentieth century
Classification Social History, Historical Social Research; Social Security
Free Keywords social risks
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 201-222
Journal Historical Social Research, 41 (2016) 1
Issue topic Risk as an analytical category: selected studies in the social history of the twentieth century
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works