Life in the debt trap

Stories of children and families struggling with debt

By Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople

Life in the debt trap
  • Published:

    23 May 2018
  • Page count:

    136 pages
  • ISBN:

    978-1447341093
  • Product Dimensions:

    129 x 198 mm
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    129 x 198 mm
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    23 May 2018
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What is life like for families who are stuck in problem debt? Why do they fall into a spiral of debt in the first place, and why is it so hard to escape?

The first hand stories in this book offer a unique understanding of life for families and children fighting a daily battle against poverty and debt. They give voice to some of the most underrepresented people in society, who are too often portrayed cruelly in the media and elsewhere.

Drawing on research data collected through The Children's Society's campaign The Debt Trap, this book explores the causes, implications and impacts of problem debt, challenges pejorative public attitudes and encourages more compassionate policy-making to help families escape poverty and debt.
Introduction;
PART 1: FALLING;
The Journey;
On Isolation;
Loss;
Luxuries and Necessities;
Care;
The Elephant in the Room;
On Guilt;
Othering;
PART 2: COPING;
Keeping up Appearances;
The role of a child;
The Tyranny of the Small Things;
Plates and Chainsaws;
The cost of support;
On Time;
There go the Dreams;
The Gift;
And Still They Rise;
Reflections.

About the book

What is life like for families who are stuck in problem debt? Why do they fall into a spiral of debt in the first place, and why is it so hard to escape?

The first hand stories in this book offer a unique understanding of life for families and children fighting a daily battle against poverty and debt. They give voice to some of the most underrepresented people in society, who are too often portrayed cruelly in the media and elsewhere.

Drawing on research data collected through The Children's Society's campaign The Debt Trap, this book explores the causes, implications and impacts of problem debt, challenges pejorative public attitudes and encourages more compassionate policy-making to help families escape poverty and debt.

Content

Introduction;
PART 1: FALLING;
The Journey;
On Isolation;
Loss;
Luxuries and Necessities;
Care;
The Elephant in the Room;
On Guilt;
Othering;
PART 2: COPING;
Keeping up Appearances;
The role of a child;
The Tyranny of the Small Things;
Plates and Chainsaws;
The cost of support;
On Time;
There go the Dreams;
The Gift;
And Still They Rise;
Reflections.
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