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Harry Hendrick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344779

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001

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The Conservative age: liberal moments amid poverty, ill-health and punishment, 1979–97

The Conservative age: liberal moments amid poverty, ill-health and punishment, 1979–97

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(p.170) (p.171) Five The Conservative age: liberal moments amid poverty, ill-health and punishment, 1979–97
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Child welfare
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Harry Hendrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0005

This chapter considers child health during the Conservative age. It starts with a discussion of the increasing inequalities in child health, and identifies three considerations with regards to child health. Child poverty under the Conservative administration is examined, as well as juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency. The chapter ends with a look at childcare policies and services after the 1989 Children Act was drafted.

Keywords:   child health, inequalities, child poverty, Conservative administration, juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, childcare policies, childcare services, 1989 Children Act

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