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Getting to Know the Poor
Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal (2011)
  • Ezra Rosser, American University Washington College of Law
Abstract

This essay explores how we get to know the poor, focusing on the poor voices literature of academics and international institutions. I first examine the challenge of avoiding tokenism while still providing context in portrayals of the poor. The essay then highlights the distance between the poor and the non-poor, showing how this separation, when coupled with negative stereotypes regarding the poor, can negatively impact policy.

Keywords
  • Poverty Law,
  • Welfare,
  • Welfare Reform,
  • Inequality
Disciplines
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Ezra Rosser. "Getting to Know the Poor" Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal Vol. 14 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ezra_rosser/20/