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

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Colin Williams

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Jan E. Windebank

University of Sheffield - Department of French

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Date Written: 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin and Windebank, Jan E., Helping Each Other Out? Community Exchange in Deprived Neighbourhoods (2000). Community Development Journal, vol.35, no.2, pp. 146-156, 2000 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2316607 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2316607

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