2020
DOI: 10.1017/s1474746420000184
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The Role of Social Support Networks in Helping Low Income Families through Uncertain Times

Abstract: In times of labour market insecurity and retrenchment of state support, low income families rely on friends and relatives as a safety net. This article explores the enhanced role of this ‘third source of welfare’ in light of these developments. It draws on qualitative longitudinal research to demonstrate how families’ situations fluctuate over two years and the importance of social support networks in hard times and periods of crisis. The research illustrates how social support is not necessarily a stable stru… Show more

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“…There was even less discussion in the media about the informal childcare provision such as childminders, or family networks of support on which many parents rely. Much of this informal support is provided by grandparents, other family members and mutual arrangements between friends and colleagues (Raw and McKie 2019;Hill et al 2020). That support was not available so long as households were required to remain apart during lockdown.…”
Section: Childcarementioning
confidence: 99%
“…There was even less discussion in the media about the informal childcare provision such as childminders, or family networks of support on which many parents rely. Much of this informal support is provided by grandparents, other family members and mutual arrangements between friends and colleagues (Raw and McKie 2019;Hill et al 2020). That support was not available so long as households were required to remain apart during lockdown.…”
Section: Childcarementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Seperti halnya dikatakan Sotiropoulos & Bourikos (2014) bahwa ketika pemerintah mulai mengurangi perannya dalam penyediaan kesejahteraan, maka masyarakat masuk untuk menempati ruang baru yang tersedia. Peran jaringan ini menjadi sebuah bentuk yang lebih signifikan dalam menyelamatkan kelompok rentan seperti pada keluarga dengan pendapatan yang rendah (Hill et al, 2020). Jaringan sosial tersebut dikatakan Canton (2018) sebagai seperangkat kumpulan individu yang saling terhubung satu sama lain dalam rangkaian hubungan.…”
Section: Jaringan Dukungan Sosial Sebagai Sumber Kesejahteraan Ketigaunclassified
“…Dalam masa krisis, beberapa literatur (Canton, 2018;Hill et al, 2020;Sotiropoulos & Bourikos, 2014) berpendapat bahwa jaringan dukungan sosial dapat menjadi sebuah jaring pengaman di luar negara. Kehadiran jaring pengaman ini memiliki fungsi menjaga para kelompok terdampak agar tidak jatuh pada kondisi miskin.…”
Section: Jaringan Dukungan Sosial Sebagai Sumber Kesejahteraan Ketigaunclassified
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