The culture of poverty

@article{Lewis1966TheCO,
  title={The culture of poverty},
  author={Oscar Lewis},
  journal={Society},
  year={1966},
  volume={35},
  pages={7-9}
}
  • O. Lewis
  • Published 1 November 1963
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Society
I w a n t to take this to clear opportunity up some possible misunderstanding concerning the idea of a "culture of poverty." I would distinguish sharply between impoverishment and the culture of poverty. Not all people who are poor necessarily live in or develop a culture of poverty. For example, middle class people who become impoverished do not automatically become members of the culture of poverty, even though they may have to live in the slums for a while. Similarly, the Jews who lived in… 

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