NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6
SOCIOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE
BEING POOR: FIRST-PERSON EXPERIENCE
Jacqueline Marques, Mariana Duarte
This research is the result of a qualitative study that aims to analyse how poor people experience their situation. This study has the following general objectives: i) To analyse the life course of the subjects interviewed and their perception of poverty; ii) To understand how the people experienced situations of poverty. The specific objectives were a) To understand the heterogeneity of those categorised as poor; b) To understand the life journeys of people living in poverty; c) To understand how the subjects view their social reality; d) To analyse common indicators in the responses obtained in the study. Semi-structured interviews were carried out to realise the objectives.
By getting to know the condition of individuals living in poverty and the main problems involved, it is possible to (re)structure and adopt possible more efficient interventions/strategies, meeting the real needs of citizens.
Poverty, Perception of poverty, living in poverty
NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-33-1, DOI 10.32008/NORDSCI2023/B1/V6/22,253 - 260 pp