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.
|Title of host publication||Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations: What Do We Know?|
|Editors||Koen Vleminckx, Timothy M Smeeding|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Feb 2001|
- child poverty
- child welfare
- industrialized nations
- child and family policies
Currie, C. E. (2001). Socioeconomic circumstances among school-aged children in Europe and North America. In K. Vleminckx, & T. M. Smeeding (Eds.), Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations: What Do We Know? (2nd revised ed., pp. 347-364). Policy Press.