To my mind, the fundamental difference between the two definitions is that the UK Social Exclusion Unit
definition does not specify or allude to the causes or agents of exclusion.
Es mas que pobreza (Lucas, 2012) o bajo ingreso, pero esta fuertemente relacionada con ellos y se circunscribe en un numero limitado de problemas, como desempleo, bajo nivel educativo, ingresos bajos, escasas relaciones familiares, barreras fisicas y mala salud (Social Exclusion Unit
Naughtin (2008), drawing on national survey data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and policy work done by the UK Social Exclusion Unit
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2006) and Barnes et al.
Earlier in his career, Whitehouse served in the UK government, leading teams in the Prime Minister s Social Exclusion Unit
, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department of Health.
Indeed, there may even be echoes of the Social Exclusion Unit
's (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2005) promotion of the role of 'trusted adults'.
a short hand label for what can happen when individuals suffer from a poor combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown (UK Social Exclusion Unit
, 1997: 1).
In the definition of UK's Social Exclusion Unit
, "Social exclusion is a shorthand term for what can happen when people or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown" (Blair, 1998).
Within the United Kingdom, one of the first acts of the 'New Labour' government when it came to power in 1997 was to establish a Social Exclusion Unit
within the Cabinet Office, to develop and promote a range of cross-departmental initiatives designed to tackle the issue.
exclusion by such bodies as the Social Exclusion Unit
(SEU) and Kempson
The Social Exclusion Unit
(SEU) report on Teenage Pregnancy (1999) highlighted that around 50% of 16 and 17-year-old mothers were living independently sometimes housed in poor accommodation at a distance from family and support networks.
"In England, more emphasis has been placed on getting results in the short term through initiatives like the Social Exclusion Unit
and the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund."
In the early years of the New Labour Government, it drove initiatives concerning teenage motherhood, truancy and the education of children in care (Social Exclusion Unit
, 1998, 1999, 2003) as well as area-based programmes in early years, health and education, such as Sure Start, Health Action Zones and Education Action Zones.