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Discovering child poverty : The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present - Lucinda Platt

Discovering child poverty

The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Paperback Published: 19th January 2005
ISBN: 9781861345837
Number Of Pages: 156

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Child poverty is currently regarded by many as the 'number one' issue in Britain. Yet it has not always been so high on the policy agenda. What were attitudes to poor children 200 years ago? How did child poverty emerge as both a quantifiable and urgent issue? And how did policy makers respond? These are the questions that this book tackles. The book:·[vbTab]presents a broad but sophisticated overview of 200 years of investigation into and responses to the plight of poor children;·[vbTab]identifies key moments and figures of the period;·[vbTab]includes chapters on children and work, education and child poverty research to provide the essential context for the story of the 'discovery' of child poverty.Clearly and accessibly written, this book provides a concise but richly detailed account of the subject. It will appeal to policy makers, practitioners, researchers and all those with an interest in child poverty wishing to understand the antecedents of current research and policy.Studies in poverty, inequality and social exclusion seriesSeries Editor: David Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.Poverty, inequality and social exclusion remain the most fundamental problems that humanity faces in the 21st century. This exciting series, published in association with the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, aims to make cutting-edge poverty related research more widely available.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

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"Accessible and scholarly, pioneering and timely, this book will be invaluable to students, researchers and professionals seeking to understand the political significance of child poverty, its evolution as a concept and policy, and its importance in contemporary debate on the restructuring of the welfare state." Harry Hendrick, Institute of History, University of Southern Denmark

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introduction: scope and argument of the bookp. 1
The conditions for child poverty: context and chronologyp. 9
A fit occupation for children? Children and workp. 31
Workers of the future: the education of childrenp. 45
Discovering child poverty: child poverty and the family to 1945p. 55
Rediscovering child poverty: child poverty and policy from 1945p. 89
Conclusion: child poverty on the agendap. 115
Referencesp. 123
Indexp. 137
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ISBN: 9781861345837
ISBN-10: 1861345836
Series: Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 19th January 2005
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.25