Socioeconomic circumstances among school-aged children in Europe and North America

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations: What Do We Know?
EditorsKoen Vleminckx, Timothy M Smeeding
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Pages347-364
Number of pages18
Edition2nd revised
ISBN (Print)9781861342539
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2001

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Keywords

  • child poverty
  • child welfare
  • industrialized nations
  • child and family policies
  • socioeconomics

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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.