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Book/Printed Material Just managing? : what it means for the families of austerity Britain

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Title

  • Just managing? : what it means for the families of austerity Britain

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.

Names

  • O'Brien, Mark (Researcher) author.
  • Kyprianou, Paul, author.
  • Open Book Publishers, publisher.

Created / Published

  • Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2017.

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.

Headings

  • -  Families--Great Britain
  • -  Poor--Great Britain--Social conditions--21st century
  • -  Great Britain--Economic conditions--21st century
  • -  Great Britain--Economic policy--21st century
  • -  Great Britain--Social conditions--21st century
  • -  Great Britain--Social policy--21st century

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publisher website, viewed on on April 1, 2020).

Medium

  • 1 online resource (233 pages) : color illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HC260.P6

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452601

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Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

O'Brien, Mark Author, Paul Kyprianou, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. Just managing?: what it means for the families of austerity Britain. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452601/.

APA citation style:

O'Brien, M. A., Kyprianou, P. & Open Book Publishers, P. (2016) Just managing?: what it means for the families of austerity Britain. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452601/.

MLA citation style:

O'Brien, Mark Author, Paul Kyprianou, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. Just managing?: what it means for the families of austerity Britain. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019452601/>.