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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in ‘rich’ countries live in families so poor that their health ... More


When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book ... More


Modern Misérables: Labor Market Influences on Crime

Robert D. Crutchfield

in Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717073
eISBN:
9781479829729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717073.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter briefly explores how labor market experiences influence crime. The general public easily accepts the idea that crime can be attributed to a poor economy. But recurring ... More


Understanding silences and secrets when working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Ravi Kohli

in Children, politics and communication: Participation at the margins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421845
eISBN:
9781447301813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421845.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how refugee and asylum-seeking children, when they have arrived in industrialised nations, often remain silent, or speak in guarded ways, about their lives and circumstances. It ... More


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