Culture of Poverty

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  • Views about poverty that are passed down from generation to generation in impoverished neighborhoods. Residents possess feelings of indifference, skepticism, and disempowerment, in addition to a grave mistrust of social institutions that offer assistance to the poor. These feelings preclude community members from taking advantage of the availability of such social service programs and prevent individual and familial socioeconomic advancement.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n634

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