Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive (Paperback)

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Child poverty is rising across affluent western societies and how it is measured is vital to how governments act to prevent, alleviate or eliminate it. While the roots of childhood poverty are fiercely debated and contested, they are all too often misrepresented in policy and media discourses. Seeking to redress this, Treanor places children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the center of this critical examination of the contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood. She examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common across developed nations, and their impacts, to interrogate how poverty in childhood is conceptualized and operationalized in policy and forge a radical pathway for an alternative future.

About the Author

Morag Treanor is professor of child and family inequalities at the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781447334682
ISBN-10: 144733468X
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: March 25th, 2020
Pages: 240

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