The dynamics of social exclusion


Room, G. and Britton, N., 2006. The dynamics of social exclusion. International Journal of Social Welfare, 15 (4), pp. 280-289.

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Much mainstream analysis of the dynamics of social exclusion is concerned with the changing circumstances of households, using panel and cohort studies. However, changes in these circumstances are mediated by institutional processes and can be adequately explained only if the interactions of institutional and household strategies are taken into account. This is also a precondition of sound inferences for policy. These interactions may involve feedback loops and cumulative change: these require analysis as dynamic systems. The article explores how such dynamic systems can be modelled. It proposes a toolkit that brings together qualitative and quantitative modelling techniques, checks them against empirical data and roots their interpretation within an action frame of reference.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsRoom, G.and Britton, N.
Uncontrolled Keywordsdynamic systems,social exclusion,household trajectories
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
ID Code7031
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000240567300004


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