Elite perceptions of the poor: reflections for a comparative research project
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This articlc presents the theoretical foundations for an ongoing research project on elites and their perceptions of poverty and poor people within their own societies. We are addressing this topic for two reasons. First, virtually nothing is known about such perceptions in most societies, especially in less developed countries where poverty is most serious and where our work is mainly focused. Second, the way in which elites perceive and define poverty can powerfully affect social policy and the quality of life of the poor.
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