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The well-being of children in the UK

Jonathan Bradshaw


Now in its fourth edition, this is the classic assessment of the state of child well-being in the United Kingdom. This edition has been updated to review the latest evidence, examining the outcomes for children of the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures since 2008. It draws together a vast amount of robust empirical evidence and includes intra-UK and international comparisons. Edited by a highly regarded expert in the field, each chapter covers a different domain of child well-being, including health, wellbeing, housing and education. This is an invaluable resource for academi ... More

Keywords: classic assessment, united kingdom, economic crisis, austerity measures, health, wellbeing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447325628
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Bradshaw, editor
University of York

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One Introduction

Jonathan Bradshaw

Two Demography of childhood

Jonathan Bradshaw

Three Child poverty and deprivation

Jonathan Bradshaw and Gill Main

Four Physical health

Jonathan Bradshaw, Veronica Dale and Karen Bloor

Six Education

Antonia Keung

Ten Child maltreatment

Gwyther Rees

Twelve Children, crime and correction

Rachel Morris and Lisa O’Malley

Thirteen Conclusion

Jonathan Bradshaw

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