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Children, Young People and Families - Research
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.
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.
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.
Social Trends and Mental Health
This unique volume brings together the main findings from the Nuffield Foundation's Changing Adolescence Programme and explores how social change may affect young people's behaviour, mental health and transitions toward adulthood.
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.
Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts
This is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts.
Can They Deliver an Equitable Service?
This highly topical book presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm.
Implications for children's services
This book provides an understanding of what child welfare is, explores how it can be measured and sets out the implications for children's services in incorporating child well-being into their work.
Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective
Based on an impressive in-depth survey of 25,000 children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, this timely book examines the prospect for young internet users of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of cyberbullying, pornography and invaded privacy.