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Culture of Poverty

  • By: Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Culture of poverty is a concept originated by the American anthropologist and researcher Oscar Lewis, whose ethnographic study on some poor families in Mexico City and Puerto Rico examined the causes and consequences of poverty. Lewis, whose academic writings were ...

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