Social policies addressing social exclusion in rural areas of Spain and Portugal: the main post-crisis transformational trends.

Diana E Valero, Jaime Escribano Pizarro, Nestor Vercher

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The aim of this research is to explore the ways in which social policies, aimed at addressing social exclusion in different rural areas of Spain and Portugal, have been developed since 2008 in order to determine how the recession has affected the social policies of South-East Europe. Our article presents an integrative and territorial approach for studying the development of social policies oriented to social exclusion in rural areas. Through the study of policy programs, reports and practitioners' views, we project a qualitative view of the impacts that the last period of economic crisis and austerity policies have had on social policies, in the different rural territories of the Iberian Peninsula.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-101
Number of pages19
JournalSociologia e Politiche Sociali
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016



  • Social policies
  • Social exclusion
  • Poverty
  • Rural areas
  • Third sector

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