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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)What do we know?$
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Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

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Child and family policies in an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuring

Child and family policies in an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuring

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(p.500) (p.501) Twenty Child and family policies in an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuring
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
Author(s):

Sheila B. Kamerman

Alfred J. Kahn

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0021

This chapter discusses child and family policies during an era of social policy retrenchment and restructuring. The first section includes an overview of government investment in children and their families, as well as what can be learned from a current look at public social expenditures. The discussion then shifts to a series of country ‘cases’ based on government reports, research reports, and interviews with public officials and policy scholars.

Keywords:   child policy, family policy, social policy retrenchment, social policy restructuring, government investment, public social expenditures

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