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From birth to nine months
This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century.
It is the first time that analysis from the hugely important Millennium Cohort Study has been compiled in a single volume and is also the first in a series of publications reporting on the children's lives at different stages.
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Boundaries and relationships
The enduring and multi-faceted significance of families in society, and their value as a focus for the exploration of social change have ensured that families remain a prominent focus of academic enquiry. This book proposes a new conceptual framework that both challenges and attempts to reconcile traditional and contemporary approaches.
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Nordic issues and dilemmas
Nordic countries are generally regarded as global welfare role models. Consequently, the influence of Nordic welfare systems in academic and policy debates has been immense. By focusing on the vital issue of violence by men to female partners and/or their children, this book seeks to reconsider this over-simplistic image.
Labour markets and citizenship
In a period of rapid social and economic change, labour markets are undergoing major transformations. This book explores the changing fortunes of young people in Europe's flexible and precarious labour markets and the range of policies that are being developed to help them deal with the problems they face.
An essential reader
This book provides an essential introduction to the key concepts, issues, policies and practices affecting child welfare, with particular emphasis on the changing nature of relationships between child welfare and social policy. No other book brings together such a wide selection of material to form an indispensable teaching and learning resource.
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Interagency work and the Connexions Service
This highly topical report provides much needed evidence to inform the re-configuration of services for children and young people. Focusing on the Connexions strategy and service in England, it explores the effectiveness of inter-agency working in this area.
FREE pdf version available online at www.jrf.org.uk
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The keys to success for young people living independently
This book evaluates the extensive and innovative range of housing services that have been developed for 16-17 year olds living in Newcastle. It provides vital indicators to other authorities and nominated RSLs of the approaches that they can take to increase successful tenancies and independent living among this age group.
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Re-forming education and care in England, Scotland and Sweden
Important reforms are taking place in children's services in the UK, with a move towards greater integration. In England, Scotland and Sweden, early childhood education and care, childcare for older children, and schools are now the responsibility of education departments. This book is the first to examine this major shift in policy.
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Responding to family change in Europe
This book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families.
The financial costs and benefits of children since 1975
Drawing on a large-scale 28-year survey, this report analyses entitlements to child-contingent taxes and benefits for thousands of households. It examines how support has varied across households and over time, separates the impact of policy from socio-economic changes and compares government support for children with estimates of the actual costs.
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This book is the first in-depth exploration of grandparents' relationships with adult children and grandchildren in divorced families. It asks what part grandparents might play in public policy and whether measures should be taken to support their grandparenting role. Do they have a special place in family life that ought to be recognised in law?
This report is the first to examine attitudes towards flexible working and family life. Drawing on a study of over 1500 members of the AEEU and interviews with 53 shop stewards, the report addresses key questions around rights and benefits, employer's attitudes, gender differences and the effects of flexible working on health and well-being.
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