Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : what do we know? / edited by Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding.

Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2000, 2001.
xv, 570 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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This text presents the latest findings of some of the world's leading social scientists on child poverty and the well-being of children. It includes a description of, and an explanation for, recent trends in industrialised countries.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Editing child poverty in industrialised nations / Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding -- pt. 1. The extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations -- 1. Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study / Bruce Bradbury and Markus Jantti -- 2. Poverty across states, nations, and continents / Lee Rainwater, Timothy M. Smeeding and John Coder -- pt. 2. Outcomes for children -- 3. Values, policies and the well-being of young children in Canada, Norway and the United States / Shelley Phipps -- 4. Child well-being in the EU -- and enlargement to the East / John Micklewright and Kitty Stewart -- 5. Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performance / Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin -- 6. The impact of poverty on children's school attendance -- evidence from West Germany / Felix Buchel, Joachim R. Frick and Peter Krause / [and others]-- 7. Inequalities in the use of time by teenagers and young adults / Anne H. Gauthier and Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. -- 8. Gender inequality in poverty in affluent nations: the role of single motherhood and the state / Karen Christopher, Paula England and Sara McLanahan / [and others] -- pt. 3. Country studies and emerging issues -- 9. The Impact of economic change on child welfare in Central Asia / Jane Falkingham -- 10. The evolution of child poverty in Ireland / Brian Nolan -- 11. Living conditions of immigrant children in Germany / Joachim R. Frick and Gert G. Wagner -- 12. Who has borne the cost of Britain's children in the 1990s? / Hugh Davies and Heather Joshi -- 13. The public and private costs of children in Australia, 1993-94 / Richard Percival and Ann Harding -- 14. Socioeconomic circumstances among school-aged children in Europe and North America / Candace Currie -- pt. 4. Child and family policies-- 15. Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countries / Howard Oxley, Thai-Thanh Dang and Michael F. Forster / [and others] -- 16. Reducing child poverty in the European Union: the role of child benefits / Herwig Immervoll, Holly Sutherland and Klass de Vos -- 17. Public policies that support families with young children: variation across US states / Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick and Laura R. Peck / [and others] -- 18. Income transfers and support for mothers' employment: the link to family poverty risks / Cristina Solera -- 19. Child support among selected OECD countries: a comparative analysis / James Kunz, Patrick Villeneuve and Irwin Garfinkel -- 20. Child and family policies in an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuring / Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn -- General conclusions: what have we learned and where do we go from here? / Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding.
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