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Children, Young People and Families - Research
Intimacy, Materiality and Bio-Communities of Practice
Using a bio-communities of practice framework, this thought-provoking empirical analysis explores the emotional and material dimensions of the growing phenomenon of milk sharing in the Global North and its implications for contemporary understandings of infant feeding in the US, providing new insights into a much-debated topic.
Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice
This edited collection brings together international academics, policy makers and practitioners to examine the social and cultural contexts of breastfeeding and looks at how policy and practice can apply this to women’s experiences.
A Life in Family Sociology
Drawing from forty years of experience, Julia Brannen offers an invaluable account of how research in family studies is conducted and ‘matters’ at particular times. An exceptional resource for family scholars and those interested in the methodology of social research.
Through Nordic lenses
Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, this book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices.
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.
Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity
In this empirically-grounded analysis, Lorenza Antonucci compares the lives of university students at a time of austerity and financial crisis from three very different European welfare systems – Italy, England and Sweden.
Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy
A fresh approach to supporting children who experience parental separation and divorce. Murch argues for preventative intervention which responds to children's worries when they first present them, without waiting until things have gone badly wrong.
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.
The making and unmaking of a problem
This book examines who is likely to have a baby as a teenager, the consequences of early motherhood and how teenage pregnancy is dealt with in the media. The author argues that society's negative attitude to young mothers marginalises an already excluded group and that efforts should be focused on support.
Evidence from the Young Lives Study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book draws on evidence on two cohorts of children, from 1 to 15 and from 8 to 22 growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over the past 15 years. It examines how poverty affects children’s development in these countries, and how policy has been used to improve their lives.
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.
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.