Theoretical and empirical insights into child and family poverty: cross national perspectives

Cinzia Canali (Editor), Elizabeth Fernandez (Editor), Tiziano Vecchiato (Editor), Anat Zeira (Editor)

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This book brings together a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives on conceptualization, measurement, multidimensional impacts, and policy and service responses to address child and family poverty. It illuminates issues and trends through country level chapters, thus shedding light on dynamics of poverty in different jurisdictions. The book is structured into three sections: The first includes introductory chapters canvassing key debates around definition, conceptualization, measurement, and theoretical and ideological positions. The second section covers impacts of poverty on specific domains of children's and families' experience using snapshots from specific countries/geographic regions. The third section focuses on programs, policies and interventions, and addresses poverty and its impacts. It showcases specific interventions, programs and policies aimed at responding to children and families and communities and how they are, or might be evaluated. Through cross national case studies and evaluations this international collection illustrates the diversity of approaches and outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages319
ISBN (Print)331917505X, 9783319175058, 9783319175065
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameChildren's well being: indicators and research series
Volumevolume 10


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