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Introduction

Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301738 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses child poverty in industrialised countries. It begins with a section on child poverty, in which it introduces welfare state programmes and the problem of child poverty. This is followed by a discussion of the rationale of the book, as well as a summary of the book's contents.

Keywords: child poverty; industrialised country; welfare state programmes; problem of poverty

Chapter.  2384 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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