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Agency-Based Support: A "Last-Resort" Strategy for Low-Income Families?

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Agency-based support, defined as material assistance received from charities and private social service agencies, can constitute an important source of help for low-income families. This study examines the socioeconomic determinants of agency-based support and seeks to reveal whether it constitutes an alternative source of support for families whose personal networks can provide only limited assistance. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Shira Offer, 2010. "Agency-Based Support: A "Last-Resort" Strategy for Low-Income Families?," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(1), pages 284-300.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:1:p:284-300
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