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The Conservative age: liberal moments amid poverty, ill-health and punishment, 1979–97

Harry Hendrick

in Child welfare

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344779
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301721 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0005
The Conservative age: liberal moments amid poverty, ill-health and punishment, 1979–97

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This chapter considers child health during the Conservative age. It starts with a discussion of the increasing inequalities in child health, and identifies three considerations with regards to child health. Child poverty under the Conservative administration is examined, as well as juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency. The chapter ends with a look at childcare policies and services after the 1989 Children Act was drafted.

Keywords: child health; inequalities; child poverty; Conservative administration; juvenile justice; juvenile delinquency; childcare policies; childcare services; 1989 Children Act

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Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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