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Child PovertyAspiring to Survive$
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Morag C. Treanor

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Child Poverty
Author(s):

Morag C. Treanor

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0001

This chapter introduces the book by looking at how children view poverty and asking (and answering) why we should care about child poverty. It then defines what child poverty is, i.e. what makes it different to adult poverty, and discusses the different components we can use to explore it. How child poverty is understood is crucial to the steps that are taken to prevent, mitigate and alleviate it. This chapter also looks briefly at the causes of child poverty and discusses the consequences of misunderstanding or misrepresenting poverty in the lives of children.

Keywords:   Why child poverty, How children view poverty, Children at greatest risk of poverty, Consequences of child poverty

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