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Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424822

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.001.0001

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Child rights, child survival and child poverty: the debate

Child rights, child survival and child poverty: the debate

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(p.19) Two Child rights, child survival and child poverty: the debate
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Global Child Poverty and Well-being
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Simon Pemberton

David Gordon

Shailen Nandy

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0002

This chapter examines the extent to which a human rights approach offers a framework to increase accountability for the policies that perpetuate child impoverishment. In doing so, it considers some of the practical limitations to this framework with specific reference to the issues of ‘justiciability’ and ‘progressive realisation’. Finally, it explores how social scientists may utilise human rights frameworks in poverty research, as well as the methodological issues that arise from this approach.

Keywords:   child poverty, citizenship, social rights, anti-poverty policy

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