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Kay Tisdall, John Davis, and Malcolm Hill

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346629

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.001.0001

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Children’s perspectives on social exclusion and resilience in disadvantaged urban communities

Children’s perspectives on social exclusion and resilience in disadvantaged urban communities

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(p.39) Three Children’s perspectives on social exclusion and resilience in disadvantaged urban communities
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Children, young people and social inclusion
Author(s):

Malcolm Hill

Katrina Turner

Moira Walker

Anne Stafford

Peter Seaman

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0003

This chapter notes that the young people in the study all lived in disadvantaged areas, often in low-income households. On the whole, they were happy with the places they lived in, largely on account of the familiar adults and peers around them. The proximity and direct experience of violence was central to worries voiced by the majority of young people. This had major implications not only for their safety and exclusion from certain areas, associations and activities, but also for their long-term prospects. This entailed the use of individual or shared knowledge, for example, about which places to avoid or what times certain spaces were safe. Many parents favoured the use of formal leisure facilities and activities as a means of keeping their children safe as well as active and learning.

Keywords:   social exclusion, children's resilience, low-income households, community violence

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