• A Long Tradition
  • I An “official” definition in a time warp
  • II Analysing Poverty
  • From the culture of poverty to the underclass
  • From blaming the economic system to blaming the welfare system
  • Rising inequality
  • The old and the sick
  • Schools and education
  • Health and poverty
  • III Anti-Poverty Policy
  • The duty to work
  • Making work pay
  • Making fathers pay
  • Social security and the elderly
  • Social exclusion
  • References