Pauvreté et inégalités sociales, Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches : vécu et représentations

Authors: Gagnon Poulin, Éric
Advisor: Michaud, Jean
Abstract: This research is a content analysis around poverty, social exclusion and inequalities and its influence on the social participation of low-income people in the regions of Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches. It focuses on the State’s discourse and particularly the one from the ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, responsible for the Act to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion (Bill 112) and its action plans. I discuss the alteration of social assistance programmes under the neoliberal ideology; from a universal and inclusive social assistance to a categorized and meritocratic welfare based on employability. It is also about the popular discourse, therefore the social representations of the ‘poor’ and poverty, as well as the dynamics created with the State’s discourse and how they interact; making individuals responsible for their own socio-economic condition, without considering the structural mechanisms that lead to poverty.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 28 August 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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