Conceptualising 'precarious prosperity' - Empirical and Theoretical Elements for Debate

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serval:BIB_3E05DF3631F7
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Conceptualising 'precarious prosperity' - Empirical and Theoretical Elements for Debate
Périodique
International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Auteur(s)
Budowski M., Tillmann R., Keim W., Amacker M.
ISSN
0020-7152 (print;1745-2554)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
51
Numéro
4
Pages
268-288
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Empirical studies have recently pointed towards a socio-structural category largely overlooked in social inequality research: the dynamic positions of households adjacent to those of the poor and yet not representing those of the established, more prosperous positions in society. These results suggest that the population in this category fluctuates into and out of poverty more often than moving into and out of secure prosperity. This category - still lacking theoretical conceptualization - is characterized by both precariousness and a certain degree of prosperity; despite a restricted and uncertain living standard it holds a range of opportunities for action. We seek analytical elements to conceptualize 'precarious prosperity' for comparative empirical research by subjecting various concepts of social inequality research to critical scrutiny. We then operationally define 'precarious prosperity' to screen for this population in three countries. Based on qualitative interviews with households in precarious prosperity, we present first analyses of perceptions and household strategies that underline the relevance of the concept in different countries.
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12/01/2010 16:13
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