Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion: From a Child's Perspective - Tess RidgePolicy Press, 2002, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good+.
From the cover: “Childhood poverty has moved from the periphery to the centre of the policy agenda following New Labour’s pledge to end it within twenty years. However, whether the needs and concerns of poor children themselves are being addressed is open to question. Without a deeper understanding of poverty as a lived experience in childhood, policies targeted at eradicating child poverty may fail. Using child-centred research methods to explore children’s own accounts of their lives, this original book presents a rare and valuable opportunity to understand the issues and concerns that low-income children themselves identify as important. Childhood poverty and social exclusion will be an invaluable teaching aid across a range of academic courses, including social policy, sociology, social work and childhood studies. All those who are interested in developing a more inclusive social and policy framework for understanding childhood issues from a child-centred perspective, including child welfare practitioners and policy makers, will want to read this book.”.