Social Exclusion and the Underclass: Debates and Issues

  • Robert MacDonald
  • Jane Marsh


In this chapter and chapter 2 we set out some of the main theoretical and policy questions in which our book is interested. We begin by reviewing two key perspectives on the underclass as an introduction to a fuller critique of these ideas and a discussion of their relationship to more recent thinking about social exclusion.


Labour Market Social Exclusion Income Poverty Poor Neighbourhood British Household Panel Survey 
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© Robert MacDonald and Jane Marsh 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert MacDonald
    • 1
  • Jane Marsh
  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

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