Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Children, Young People and Families - All titles

Showing 1-12 of 201 items.

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families

Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book presents evidence from over 40 countries that shows how single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

Policy Press

Change and Continuity in Children's Services

This collection of 12 new and revised essays on child care and children’s services gives a unique and lasting review of child care services explaining significant political, economic, legal and ideological aspects of this history from the mid-1850s.

Policy Press

Young People Leaving State Care in China

Through the perspectives of young people themselves, this book reviews changes in policy and practices that affected the generation of young people who grew up in state care in China during the last 20 years.

Policy Press

Global Youth Migration and Gendered Modalities

Youth migration is a global phenomenon, and it is gendered. This collection presents original studies on gender and youth migration from the 19th century onwards, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Policy Press

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States

Comparing Care Policies and Practice

In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, the UK and the US demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in Nordic countries through family and social policies, and how these shape and influence the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.

Policy Press

Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Contemporary Policy and Practice

This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts.

Policy Press

Transitions to Parenthood in Europe

A Comparative Life Course Perspective

This book takes a life course perspective, analysing and comparing the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries in context.

Policy Press

Social Work on Trial

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.

Policy Press

Childcare Markets

Can They Deliver an Equitable Service?

Edited by Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn

This highly topical book presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm.

Policy Press

Family futures

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.

Policy Press

Youth Participation in Europe

Beyond Discourses, Practices and Realities

This timely book offers a fresh look at youth participation: examining official and unofficial constructions of participation by young people in a range of socio-political domains.

Policy Press

Intergenerational Relations

European Perspectives in Family and Society

This book provides innovative views in the multidisciplinary research field of intergenerational family relations in society, with a focus on Europe. Different, but complementary, perspectives are integrated in one volume bringing together international scholars from sociology, psychology and economics.

Policy Press