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Research: Barriers to employment and barriers to exercising rights and receiving services for people living in poverty

The study examines the barriers and resources of living in poverty in the context of employment and the realization of rights. The study is based on a critical approach that seeks to examine the structural context that generates poverty alongside an examination of the power of action and the ability to make life heard in it.

The study “Understanding Barriers to Rescue from Poverty in Different Social Locations: Barriers to Employment and Barriers to Exercising Rights and Receiving Services” was conducted by the Unit for the Study of Poverty at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Bar-Ilan University. The presented report is based on interviews conducted between 2016 and 2017, in which 143 respondents living in low-income households from diverse populations from three different family categories participated: single mothers, families with four or more children, and families of children with special needs.

The study was based on the assumption that in order to develop effective policy practices for lifting people out of poverty, policymakers must be familiar with the barriers that operate in relation to specific ethno-national categories (Muslims, Druze, ultra-Orthodox, veteran Jews, and immigrants from the CIS), so that spatial, communal, and cultural factors, as perceived from the subjective perspective of those coping with life in poverty, can be taken into account. Since the study aims to map barriers in the path of those trying to escape poverty, the data for the study were collected using qualitative tools, which enabled the identification of barriers and resources in the world of living in poverty in diverse groups.


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