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Family futuresChildhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods$
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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429728

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.001.0001

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(p.1) One Introduction
Family futures

Anne Power

Helen Willmot

Rosemary Davidson

Policy Press

This chapter explores local community relations and the ways in which families create social networks to secure a foothold in areas that otherwise might seem too harsh to survive in. It then looks theme by theme at each aspect of area-based social exclusion and concentrated disadvantage as it affects the families in the following sequence: community links and community activity; schools and educations; facilities and activities for young people; community safety and crime prevention; health and well-being both mental and physical; work, tax credits, training and benefits, housing and regeneration; and how conditions changed.

Keywords:   local community relations, social networks, area-based social exclusion

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