Child Well-being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations (Revised 2nd Edition)

Child Well-being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations (Revised 2nd Edition)

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: · 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. 

PUBLICATION DATE: 2001