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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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Children’s time and space

Children’s time and space

Chapter:
(p.209) Eight Children’s time and space
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The well-being of children in the UK
Author(s):

Antonia Keung

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0008

The chapter provided a review on the changes of children’s physical environment including their home and outdoor spaces; as well as the opportunities and risks associated with their increasing use of the virtual spaces for leisure, education and learning activities. Associated with the latter, a new form of digital inequality will be examined. Furthermore, against the context of decreasing outdoor play, the importance and benefits of children’s outdoor play for their development and well-being are reviewed. With reference to the latest findings, children’s satisfaction regarding their time use and allocation of it on various activities will also be discussed. Finally, the issues with children’s engagement in part-time employment and being a young carer are explored including the number of children involved in each and the research evidence on the pros and cons of such activities in relation to children’s well-being will also be explored.

Keywords:   outdoor spaces, time use, visual space, children’s employment, young carers

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