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Poverty, Deprivation, and Exclusion

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Examines trends in poverty and in wider indicators of deprivation and social exclusion in the UK. Discusses different ways of measuring the extent of poverty. Presents trends in the numbers with low ... More


Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its ... More


New Labour, Welfare, and Distribution

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Analyses the impact of changes in tax and social security policy since the New Labour government came into office in the UK in May 1997. Looks at the challenges the Blair government faced in 1997 and ... More


Enhancing the fight against child poverty in the European Union: a benchmarking exercise

Isabelle Maquet-Engsted

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 9 describes the indicators and the analytical framework used to analyse child poverty in the European Union. Comparative analysis is used to identify the main drivers of monetary poverty ... More


Wealth and Poverty in America: The Economic Condition of Children

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter analyzes the distribution of resources in the U.S. and other industrialized market economies, identifying those economic and social assumptions that drive our free market system. America ... More


The Fading Promise of Welfare Reform to End Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the effects of the most important event affecting poor children in the last several decades: the welfare reform of 1996. It is now possible to examine the consequences of this ... More


Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Duncan Lindsey (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

One of the United States' great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work in order to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for ... More


The Failure of Welfare Reform to Reduce Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the impact of welfare reform on child poverty a dozen years after its enactment. It shows that there are more children in poverty, more children receiving food stamps, more ... More


Child poverty in Latin America: multiple deprivation and monetary measures combined

Ernesto Espíndola Advis and María Nieves Rico

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Measurements of poverty in terms of the principles of access to, and exercise of, a specific number of rights in areas like nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, housing, education and ... More


The Color of Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the current situation of child poverty in the United States. Two major factors define child poverty: single parenthood, and race and ethnicity. The United Nations recently ... More


Embracing Capitalism:Investing in Our Children

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter argues that we need to embrace the mechanism that makes wealth possible — capitalism — and the opportunity and prosperity it provides. More importantly, we need to ensure that all ... More


The Rise and Fall of Welfare for Disadvantaged Children in America

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter traces the rise of the modern welfare system in the United States, and the causes that led to the continued high rates of welfare up to the end of the 20th century. It examines the ... More


The Permissive Society? Unmarried Motherhood in the 1960s

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Questions how much changed and why. Most changes were from the later 1960s: liberal legislation (e.g., divorce reform, legal abortion), the pill, increased divorce, open cohabitation, births outside ... More


Questioning the Power of Resilience: Are Children up to the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?

Jo Boyden and Elizabeth Cooper

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the question of whether studies of resilience are useful for research and practice concerning children's poverty and the life course and intergenerational transmission of ... More


Measuring child poverty and deprivation

David Gordon and Shailen Nandy

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter describes how relative deprivation theory can be used to produce valid and reliable estimates of the extent and nature of child poverty both within and between countries. A worked example ... More


Beyond headcount: measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty

Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a new approach to child poverty measurement that reflects the breadth and components of child poverty. The Alkire and Foster method seeks to answer the question ‘who is poor’ by ... More


Relaunching the Lisbon Strategy and the Streamlining of Policy Coordination

Kenneth A. Armstrong

in Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199278374
eISBN:
9780191594861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278374.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The Lisbon strategy was relaunched in 2005 and with it three strands of social policy coordination — social inclusion, pensions, health and long-term care — were streamlined into a single process. ... More


Eliminating Welfare and Reducing Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the limitations and flaws of the welfare program, and suggests different approaches to solving child poverty that have been used in most of the other industrialized nations of ... More


Two Simple Programs for Ending Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines social policy initiatives and programs designed to alter the current structural arrangements responsible for the condition of poor children. If the families served by child ... More


Multidimensional child poverty in Tanzania: analysis of situation, changes and sensitivity of thresholds1

Alberto Minujin and Enrique Delamonica

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Tanzania has traditionally been an egalitarian society. However, the debt crisis of the 1980s and the ensuing adjustment policies period proved detrimental to equity. The economic recovery recently ... More


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