Definition of social exclusion in English:

social exclusion


  • [mass noun] Exclusion from the prevailing social system and its rights and privileges, typically as a result of poverty or the fact of belonging to a minority social group.

    ‘local authorities must work with government to tackle social exclusion’
    • ‘Poverty and social exclusion have a negative impact on health.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman for Sheffield Council said the overall aim was to regenerate the area by demolishing housing in a poor condition in areas of deepening social exclusion.’
    • ‘Voluntary groups and charities have a key role to play in tackling social exclusion and building bonds in society, research published today claims.’
    • ‘The roots of social exclusion lie in the lack of a job, a decent wage and a stake in the property market.’
    • ‘It said heroin abuse and drug-related deaths are firmly linked to poverty and social exclusion.’
    • ‘The root causes of social exclusion are tackled through programmes that have transformed the lives of many individuals, particularly women.’
    • ‘The Treasury said a new formula would mean more money for cities struggling with poverty and social exclusion.’
    • ‘They say that more people in work should improve the overall regeneration of areas and tackle poverty, social exclusion and community cohesion.’
    • ‘They hold that these cuts will put an economic strain on the province as they will have drastic effects on those most vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion.’
    • ‘Its aim is to tackle social exclusion, enabling older people to access services on line and bring them into contact with friends, family and others with shared interests.’
    • ‘The book gives much information on links with poverty, social exclusion, and lack of access to health care.’
    • ‘Plans to tackle poverty and social exclusion in Basildon are being drawn up by the council.’
    • ‘The programme is a national programme promoting community development as a means of addressing poverty and social exclusion.’
    • ‘In rural areas, young people's social exclusion can be difficult to detect and tackle.’
    • ‘He committed himself to taking forward Dewar's legacy by combating social exclusion, in particular child poverty and unemployment.’
    • ‘The continued existence of the separate system of care perpetuates the marginalisation and social exclusion of people with learning disabilities.’
    • ‘Residents of Acomb's Westfield ward made tackling social exclusion of the elderly a top priority this year in a survey of their views.’
    • ‘We have improved literacy by 1.2 million people, which is part of an education system that helps eliminate social exclusion.’
    • ‘The scheme is one of the key elements in the Government's strategy to tackle social exclusion and bridge the gap between the poorest neighbourhoods and the rest of the country.’
    • ‘The new forms of social exclusion feed on the old scourges of poverty and inequality.’