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Childhood poverty and social exclusion: incorporating children’s perspectives

Tess Ridge

in Childhood poverty and social exclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9781861343628
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.003.0007
Childhood poverty and social exclusion: incorporating children’s perspectives

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This chapter studies the insights provided by the children throughout the study presented in this book. It explores how incorporating the perspectives of children and young people from low-income and disadvantaged families into policy and practice can lead to a greater understanding of childhood poverty and social exclusion. The chapter shows the things one can learn from listening to children, and stresses the importance of mediating factors in understanding the experiences of children. Policy recommendations and key issues that arose from the study are also addressed.

Keywords: childhood poverty; social exclusion; listening to children; mediating factors; policy recommendations

Chapter.  10299 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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