Reconsidering Culture and Poverty

  title={Reconsidering Culture and Poverty},
  author={Mario Luis Small and David J. Harding and Mich{\`e}le Lamont},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={27 - 6}
Culture is back on the poverty research agenda. Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty and even explicitly explaining the behavior of the low-income population in reference to cultural factors. An example is Prudence Carter (2005), who, based on interviews with poor minority students, argues that whether poor children will work hard at school depends in part on their cultural beliefs… 

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