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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : What do we know? - Timothy M. Smeeding

Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations

What do we know?

Paperback Published: 23rd February 2001
ISBN: 9781861342539
Number Of Pages: 592

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Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in 'rich' countries live in families so poor that their health and well-being are at risk. The main themes addressed are:·[vbTab]the extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations;· outcomes for children - for example, the relationship between childhood experiences and children's health;· country studies and emerging issues;· child and family policies.All the contributions underline the urgent need for a comprehensive policy to reduce child poverty rates and to improve the well-being of children. Findings are clearly presented and key focus points identified for policy makers to consider.

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"... as a starting point for prompting or acting as an introduction to different ways of thinking about child poverty and its consequences this volume has much to offer." Children, Youth and Environment "... the breadth and scope of this collection is astonishing." Local Government Studies "This volume assembles some of the world's greatest experts on child poverty and welfare. Comparative in scope, it provides us with a truly comprehensive, rigorous, and up to date treatment of all the major issues. This book is an absolute must for academics as well as policy makers - by far the best available today." Gosta Esping-Andersen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

List of contributors
Introduction: Editing child poverty in industrialised nationsp. 1
The extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nationsp. 7
Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Studyp. 11
Poverty across states, nations, and continentsp. 33
Outcomes for childrenp. 75
Values, policies and the well-being of young children in Canada, Norway and the United Statesp. 79
Child well-being in the EU - and enlargement to the Eastp. 99
Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performancep. 129
The impact of poverty on children's school attendance - evidence from West Germanyp. 151
Inequalities in the use of time by teenagers and young adultsp. 175
Gender inequality in poverty in affluent nations: the role of single motherhood and the statep. 199
Country studies and emerging issuesp. 221
The Impact of economic change on child welfare in Central Asiap. 227
The evolution of child poverty in Irelandp. 255
Living conditions of immigrant children in Germanyp. 275
Who has borne the cost of Britain's children in the 1990s?p. 299
The public and private costs of children in Australia, 1993-94p. 321
Socioeconomic circumstances among school-aged children in Europe and North Americap. 347
Child and family policiesp. 365
Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countriesp. 371
Reducing child poverty in the European Union: the role of child benefitsp. 407
Public policies that support families with young children: variation across US statesp. 433
Income transfers and support for mothers' employment: the link to family poverty risksp. 459
Child support among selected OECD countries: a comparative analysisp. 485
Child and family policies in an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuringp. 501
General conclusions: what have we learned and where do we go from here?p. 527
Indexp. 547
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ISBN: 9781861342539
ISBN-10: 1861342535
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 23rd February 2001
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77