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The well-being of children in the UK$
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Jonathan Bradshaw

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447325628

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.001.0001

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The well-being of children in the UK

Jonathan Bradshaw

Policy Press

The history of the series and the background and previous attempts to monitor child well-being are described. Then there is an introduction to the concept of child well-being and a review of the four key theoretical perspectives: children’s rights, the new sociology of childhood, the ecological perspective and the new science of happiness. There is a review of the comparative indices of child well-being and an assessment of the spending on children between countries and in the UK over time. The structure of the book is described.

Keywords:   monitoring child wellbeing, concept of child wellbeing, spending on children

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