Our ESRC/DFID funded research (RES-167-25-0557) suggested that shame associated with poverty is ubiquitous and structural being imposed by others in their dealings with people in poverty. Shame may serve to perpetuate poverty through eroding individual agency, while policies that stigmatise could be counterproductive in adding to the debilitating effects of shame.
Rural China
This research will investigate impact of urban-rural return migration on rural economic development in China and how results are transferable to China's neighbouring country, Vietnam.
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