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Children, Young People and Families - All titles
A contemporary reader
Around 210 million children are still in slavery today. This groundbreaking book shows why they remain locked in slavery, the ways in which they are exploited and how they can be emancipated. It also reminds us that all consumers are implicated in modern childhood slavery.
Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010
This book looks at political attempts to create a 'modern family' and the aspiration to regulate the family and establish gender equality, examining the regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today.
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Mainstreaming children in international development
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book is about the ideas, networks and institutions that shape the development of evidence about child poverty and wellbeing, and the use of such evidence in development policy debates.
Analysing social policy and lived experiences
Child welfare, state welfare and parenting issues are high on the UK policy agenda; this timely book examines recent policy developments, parental perspectives about parenting and child-rearing and parental rights to 'welfare state support'.
The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare
This book describes the local and national politics, professional concerns and public interest that surrounded the inquiry following the death of Maria Colwell in 1973.
The need for change
This book examines fathers' perceptions of their domestic violence and its impact on children, their relationships with children and their parenting practices. It is the first UK book to specifically focus on violent fathering, discussing original research in the context of domestic violence and emerging practice literature to address this problem.
An exciting and timely book documenting the transition to motherhood over generations and time.
Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods
Based on a unique longitudinal study, this timely book examines the initiatives introduced to help families and the impacts on them, their future prospects and the implications for policy.
Youth, gender and change
A unique approach to understanding the changing face of youth transitions, addressing the question of how gender identities are constituted in late modern culture.
How government discovered early childhood
Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England.
A Critical Perspective
This book is a challenge to the concept of wellbeing as applied to children, suggesting that it should be understood at the level of the child, rather than a list of things that are needed in order to live well.
A Reflective Text
Understanding Family Meanings provides an overview of the basic concepts and theories related to families using readings with questions and analysis to encourage reflection and learning. It focuses on family meanings as the key underpinnings for academic study and professional training.