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The phenomenology of experiencing poverty – an exploration

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dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T08:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T08:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation VAN DER MERWE, K. 2006. The phenomenology of experiencing poverty – an exploration. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 2(1)131-144, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3867
dc.description.abstract There is a plethora of research on poverty. Definitions of poverty are provided from various perspectives, reasons and causes for poverty are analysed, and descriptions are provided of the impact of poverty on adults and children. This article, however, tries to provide a unique view on the phenomenon of poverty: The focus is on a specific class of poor people, namely newly-impoverished people. It also provides a description and analysis of the very personal, subjective experience of poverty by this group of Afrikaans-speaking people. Various character strengths that may provide a sound foundation for psychosocial intervention programmes to re-launch newly impoverished people into economic independence are identified en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.subject Phenomenological research en
dc.subject Character strengths en
dc.title The phenomenology of experiencing poverty – an exploration en
dc.type Article en


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