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Childhood poverty and social exclusion
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Childhood poverty and social exclusion: From a child's perspective

Tess Ridge


Childhood poverty has moved from the periphery to the centre of the policy agenda following New Labour's pledge to end it within twenty years. However, whether the needs and concerns of poor children themselves are being addressed is open to question. The findings raise critical issues for both policy and practice – in particular the finding that children are at great risk of experiencing exclusion within school. School has been a major target in the drive towards reducing child poverty. However, the policy focus has been mainly about literacy standards and exclusion from school. This book sho ... More

Keywords: child poverty, childhood poverty, exclusion, school, poor children, social participation, social exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343628
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tess Ridge, author