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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Abstract

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in ‘rich’ countries live in families so poor that their health and well-being are at risk. The main themes addressed in this book are: the extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations; outcomes for children – for example, the relationship between childhood experiences and children's health; country studies and emerging issues; and child and family policies. All the contributions underline the urgent need for a comprehensive policy to reduce chil ... More

Keywords: child well-being, child poverty, child policy, children, industrialised nations, health, family policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Koen Vleminckx, editor

Timothy M. Smeeding, editor

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Introduction

Koen Vleminckx, and Timothy M. Smeeding

Two Poverty across states, nations, and continents

Lee Rainwater, Timothy M. Smeeding, and John Coder

Six The impact of poverty on children’s school attendance – evidence from West Germany

Felix Büchel, Joachim R. Frick, Peter Krause, and Gert G. Wagner

Seven Inequalities in the use of time by teenagers and young adults

Anne H. Gauthier, and Frank F. Furstenberg

Eight Gender inequality in poverty in affluent nations: the role of single motherhood and the state

Karen Christopher, Paula England, Sara McLanahan, Katherin Ross, and Timothy M. Smeeding

Eleven Living conditions of immigrant children in Germany

Joachim R. Frick, and Gert G. Wagner

Fifteen Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countries

Howard Oxley, Thai-Thanh Dang, Michael F. Förster, and Michele Pellizzari

Sixteen Reducing child poverty in the European Union: the role of child benefits1

Herwig Immervoll, Holly Sutherland, and Klaas de Vos

Seventeen Public policies that support families with young children: variation across US states

Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, Laura R. Peck, and Amanda J. Lockshin

Nineteen Child support among selected OECD countries: a comparative analysis

James Kunz, Patrick Villeneuve, and Irwin Garfinkel

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