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Social Policy Review 21Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009$
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Kirstein Rummery, Ian Greener, and Chris Holden

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423733

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.001.0001

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Managing shared residence in Britain and France: questioning a default ‘primary carer’ model

Managing shared residence in Britain and France: questioning a default ‘primary carer’ model

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(p.197) Nine Managing shared residence in Britain and France: questioning a default ‘primary carer’ model
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Social Policy Review 21
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Alexander Masardo

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0009

This chapter observes that children from materially deprived backgrounds often have poorer developmental outcomes than those from high-income families, little research has examined exactly what it is about poor families that link to inadequate parenting, and there is a need to look at other points in the income distribution to bring these factors to light. It finds that high incomes, but not median or low incomes, seem to be a protective factor for children who score lowly on developmental outcome tests between the ages of four and five, based on a study of Australian children. It notes that this research carries with it significant implications — that there is an urgent need for families who have children with developmental needs to receive significant material resources for those children to develop to their full potential.

Keywords:   materially deprived backgrounds, high-income families, inadequate parenting, income distribution, protective factor, developmental outcome tests, Australian children

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