Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rich Democracies, Poor PeopleHow Politics Explain Poverty$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Brady

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385878

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385878.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 June 2019

Structural Theory and Poverty

Structural Theory and Poverty

Chapter:
(p.145) 7 Structural Theory and Poverty
Source:
Rich Democracies, Poor People
Author(s):

David Brady (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385878.003.0007

This chapter examines structural theory as an alternative explanation. Structural theory contends that macro‐level labor market and demographic conditions put people at risk of poverty, and cross‐sectional and temporal differences in these structural factors account for variation in poverty. Specifically, this chapter evaluates the influence on poverty of five structural factors: manufacturing employment, agricultural employment, female labor force participation, the elderly population, and children in single‐mother families. Most of these structural factors are influential, and structural theory is a reasonable alternative explanation. However, institutionalized power relations theory appears to be slightly more effective in explaining poverty.

Keywords:   labor market, demography, manufacturing, single mothers, elderly

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .