PREFERRED TERM
abeyance theory  
DEFINITION
  • Since the sixteenth century—roughly the end of feudalism and emergence of capitalism in Europe—modern societies have had to deal with the problem of people whose basic needs are met neither by market forces (employment) nor by kinship (informal support). In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, taking care of abandoned mothers and assisting returning soldiers became the founding tasks of the welfare state. [Source: Encyclopedia of Homelessness; Abeyance Theory]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abeyance_theory
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