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Growing Up and Getting By: International Perspectives on Childhood and Youth in Hard Times

John Horton, Helena Pimlott-Wilson, and Sarah Hall


Bringing together new, multidisciplinary research, this edited collection explores how children and young people across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas experience and cope with diverse situations of poverty and precarity. It looks at the multiple impacts of neoliberalism, austerity and global economic crisis, evidencing the multiple harms and inequalities caused. It also examines the different ways that children, young people and families ‘get by’ under these challenging circumstances, showing how they care for one another and envisage more hopeful socio-political futures. The book has t ... More

Keywords: Childhood, Youth, Neoliberalism, Austerity, Economic Crisis, Inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447352891
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447352891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Horton, editor
University of Northampton

Helena Pimlott-Wilson, editor
Loughborough University

Sarah Hall, editor
University of Manchester

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1 Introduction

John Horton, Helena Pimlott-Wilson and Sarah Marie Hall

Part I Transformations

Part II Intersections/inequalities

10 Learning to pay: the financialisation of childhood

Carl Walker, Peter Squires and Carlie Goldsmith

Part III Futures

17 Conclusions and futures

Helena Pimlott-Wilson, Sarah Marie Hall and John Horton

End Matter