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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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Ethnicity and disability

Ethnicity and disability

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(p.137) 8 Ethnicity and disability
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Child Poverty
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Morag C. Treanor

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0008

Chapter eight looks at two groups of children who are at increased risk of living in poverty: those from an ethnic minority background and those who are disabled or who live in a family with a disabled family member. For those from an ethnic minority background the conscious and unconscious racism and discrimination they face affect many areas of life from education to employment and health. Those with a disability experience higher levels of poverty, personal and social disadvantage and are more likely to experience deprivation, debt and poor housing than children without disability in the family. This chapter explores the issues that affect children from these groups and emphasises the need to have policies that help to overcome the discrimination they face.

Keywords:   Child disability, Parental disability, Ethnicity and poverty, Discrimination, Racism

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