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Children and the local economy: another way to achieve social inclusion

Rosie Edwards

in Children, young people and social inclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346629
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301820 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0004
Children and the local economy: another way to achieve social inclusion

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This chapter sets three challenges to those seeking to tackle child poverty and social exclusion. The first is that the local economy can have an impact on child poverty. The second is that an asset- and solution-based focus on child poverty can have a more positive and sustainable impact. The third is that children and young people should be seen as positive agents for change in their communities, who can also have an impact on both child poverty and social inclusion. The chapter starts with the perceived picture as it stands, and mention briefly some recent challenges to that picture. The chapter then explores in more detail the way in which children and young people currently feature in moves to tackle child poverty and social exclusion. It goes on to ask how different that might look from an asset-based, child- or young person-led approach that focuses on the local economy.

Keywords: child poverty; social exclusion; local economy; social inclusion

Chapter.  5957 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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