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Parental rights and responsibilitiesAnalysing social policy and lived experiences$
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Harriet Churchill

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420916

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.001.0001

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Parental rights and responsibilities

Harriet Churchill

Policy Press

This chapter considers political perspectives on the aims and objectives of the welfare state, social citizenship, and the respective responsibilities of parents, families, and the state for children. The chapter additionally considers international trends in social policy and debates about Third Way policy convergence. Leaning towards qualitative research and grounded theorising, situated family-practices research highlights the diversity and complexity of family practices in the past and present.

Keywords:   political perspectives, social citizenship, parents, children, international trends, qualitative research, responsibilities

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