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Conceptualising child, family and social well-being

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781847420916
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0002
Conceptualising child, family and social well-being

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This chapter considers notions of ‘child, family and social well-being’ and sets out the social values and analytical approach informing the book. It argues for a combined analysis of child, adult, family, and social well-being which draws on quantitative and qualitative social research to inform social policy agendas and critical debates about parental rights and responsibilities. Adults and children experience more changes in family and living arrangements, with a higher incidence of solo living, parental separation, remarriage, re-partnering, and step-families.

Keywords: children; well-being; social policy; qualitative social research; living arrangements; solo living; parental separation; remarriage; re-partnering; step-families

Chapter.  5203 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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