Helping Each Other Out? Community Exchange in Deprived Neighbourhoods
Community Development Journal, vol.35, no.2, pp. 146-156, 2000
11 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2013
Date Written: 2000
In the light of high unemployment in deprived neighbourhoods, this paper considers whether community exchange is being used as a coping strategy. Examining its current magnitude and character as well as the barriers to participation in a particular deprived neighbourhood, this paper finds that community exchange currently reinforces, rather than mitigates, the plight of the poorest in this deprived neighbourhood. In the absence of any likelihood of a return to full-employment in such areas, this paper asserts that unless action is taken to re-build community exchange, these populations will continue to be unable to satisfy their basic needs and wants.
Keywords: third sector, voluntary sector, community participation, community engagement, volunteering, community development, economic sociology, urban development
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