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Child poverty and well-being

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0002
Child poverty and well-being

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This chapter discusses how child poverty differs from adult poverty, and presents a ‘human well-being’ or ‘three dimensional human well-being’ approach. It notes that although such an approach builds on much previous thinking regarding poverty and well-being, it is a relatively recent development, especially with regard to thinking about children, childhoods, and related policy interventions. The chapter also discusses the nature of child poverty and child well-being; introduces the ‘human well-being’ approach; and asks what this approach means for children.

Keywords: child poverty; adult poverty; three dimensional approach; child well-being

Chapter.  6175 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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