Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Poverty in Jamaica; social target or social crisis
Souls: A critical journal of black politics, culture and society
Date of Publication
Provides a framework for the understanding of poverty and its impact in Jamaica through an analysis of the labour market. Shows the extent to which the labour market outcomes predispose some groups to greater risk. Looks at how persons who are classified as poor view their situation and the survival strategies they employ. Suggests an alternative approach which focuses on social risk management and questions whether there is any chance that current poverty reduction measures can lead to any meaningful improvement in the situation.....