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Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive

Morag C. Treanor


Child poverty is rising across affluent western societies and how it is measured is vital to how governments act to prevent, alleviate or eliminate it. While the roots of childhood poverty are fiercely debated and contested, they are all too often misrepresented in policy and media discourses. Seeking to redress this, Treanor places children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the centre of this critical examination of the contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood. She examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common acr ... More

Keywords: Child poverty, low-income families, lone parents, education and poverty, ethnicity and poverty, vulnerable children, measuring child poverty, families and poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447334668
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morag C. Treanor, author
Heriot-Watt University