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Questioning the Power of Resilience:Are Children Up To the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?


  • Jo Boyden


The development and application of the concept of resilience as a tool for examining the ways in which young humans are able to overcome the negative outcomes of poverty and prevent its transfer within families, households and communities and assesses its usefulness for poverty researchers and practitioners [CPRC WP 73].

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  • Jo Boyden, 2007. "Questioning the Power of Resilience:Are Children Up To the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?," Working Papers id:1053, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1053
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    7. Caroline Harper, 2002. "Recent approaches to understanding policy and action for eradicating childhood poverty," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(8), pages 1075-1079.
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