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Breaking women's social exclusion cycle? Social and education professionals' perspectives on Social Insertion Income beneficiaries

Author(s) Guedes Teixeira, E.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2012  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global  
Age group -  
In the context of social activation policies, in 2003 the Portuguese welfare system launched the ‘Social Insertion Income’ policy, which universally grants the right to a minimum level of subsistence in exchange for its beneficiaries’ insertion in several areas (namely employment, professional training and education). By focusing on the role of the education and training system in breaking the cycle of poverty and social exclusion, this paper aims to analyse the singular trajectories of women’s social and professional inclusion. Keywords: activation policies, adult education, social inclusion, women

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