How are poverty, ethnicity and social networks related?

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Nissa Finney, Dharmi Kapadia and Simon Peters

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Our social networks can benefit our health and wellbeing, and
may also affect how likely we are to experience poverty, giving us
access to information, resources and support. 
Recent research has suggested that the nature and role of social
networks may differ between ethnic groups. This study aimed to
investigate how social networks are associated with poverty, examining
whether mixed social networks reduce the risk of living in poverty.
This paper:
studied how social networks vary between people of different ethnic groups and financial status;examined whether people with mixed social networks are less likely to be living in poverty; andlooked at regional differences in the relationship between poverty, ethnicity and social networks.


Area Effects, Social Networks, Poverty, Income Dynamics, Ethnic Groups, Well Being and Social Capital