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Poverty DynamicsInterdisciplinary Perspectives$
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Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.001.0001

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Questioning the Power of Resilience

Questioning the Power of Resilience

Are Children up to the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?

(p.289) 13 Questioning the Power of Resilience
Poverty Dynamics

Jo Boyden

Elizabeth Cooper

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the question of whether studies of resilience are useful for research and practice concerning children's poverty and the life course and intergenerational transmission of poverty. Based on a review of the increasing exercise of the resilience concept in various fields of research, it is argued that resilience has not yet been demonstrated as a valid analytical tool for poverty research. So far resilience has achieved neither a sufficiently functional definition nor a credible theory by which to identify its existence.

Keywords:   poverty assessment, poverty dynamics, intergenerational poverty, children's poverty

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