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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241831     Find in a Library
  Title: Societal Images of Poverty: Child and Adult Beliefs
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  Author(s): Judith A. Chafel
  Journal: Youth & Society  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:June 1997  Pages:432 to 463
  Date Published: 06/1997
  Page Count: 32
  Annotation: This article reviews literature on conceptions that adults and children have about poverty.
  Abstract: One factor that has contributed to the persistence of poverty emanates from existing societal images that portray the economically deprived in negative ways and limit policy on their behalf. This article reviews literature on conceptions that adults and children have about poverty. What emerges from the review is a portrait of a society content with the status quo, in which a predisposition to “blame the victim” provides moral justification for the disenfranchisement of millions from the economic mainstream. The literature review has implications for analyzing the socialization processes, whereby stereotypes about the poor are cultivated in children, and for designing educational interventions to counter conformist thinking. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Public Attitudes/Opinion
  Index Term(s): Economic influences ; Surveys ; Welfare services ; Economic analysis ; Poverty and crime ; Societal norms
  Type: Literature Review
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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