Helping Each Other Out?: Community Exchange in Deprived Neighbourhoods

Community Development Journal, 2000, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 146-156.

11 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2015

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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: Informal sector, household work practices, livelihoods, economic development, England

JEL Classification: H26, J46, K42, O17

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin and Windebank, Jan E., Helping Each Other Out?: Community Exchange in Deprived Neighbourhoods (2000). Community Development Journal, 2000, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 146-156., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707987

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