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Published: 01 June 2016

300 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199464814

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On Pauperism in Present and Past

Jan Breman

  • Discusses the huge mass, almost one-fifth of the population, living in destitution, in other words the 'footloose' labour market.
  • Critical addition to the debates around ideologies of discrimination and exclusion, which are relevant in the globalized market context today.
  • Presents a refreshing look at the reasons behind the fate of marginalized labour; a redundant underclass at the mercy of the vagaries of the market.