In this paper we will explore the concept of occupational justice, a term that describes a basic human right to have the opportunities and rights to participate in those activities and occupations that define us as individuals, family and community members by providing meaning and purpose to our lives. Conditions of poverty preclude the ability to participate in a wide range of activities and occupations that support well-being. An anticipated outcome of our paper is to explore how poverty negatively influences engagement in those activities and occupations that support health, productivity and life satisfaction.
University Dialogue 2008. The Growing Divide: A University Dialogue on Poverty and Opportunity.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
White, Barbara Prudomme; Arthanat, Sajay; and Crepeau, Elizabeth, "Perspectives about occupational justice: can poverty and occupational deprivation influence child development?" (2008). The University Dialogue. 37.
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