explain social explusion

Asked by Divyanshu Vats | 13th Nov, 2014, 03:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Social exclusion can be both a cause as well as a consequence of poverty. It is the trend where the individuals or groups are excluded from the privilege of benefits and opportunities that the others enjoy. It is a complex and multi-dimensional process. It is the lack of resources, goods and the inability to perform in the normal activities in the society which is available to majority of people in the society. It affects the quality of life of the people.

A definition of United Kingdom government agency (Social Exclusion Unit 2001) is ‘a short-hand term for what can happen when people or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environment, bad health and family breakdown’.

Characteristics of social exclusion

  1.         i.            Economic/structural exclusion is material deprivation and inadequate access to government and semi-government provisions.
  2.       ii.            Socio-cultural exclusion is insufficient social integration and insufficient cultural integration.

Answered by Tharageswari S | 13th Nov, 2014, 04:42: PM

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