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Measuring child poverty consultation : preliminary conclusions. /

by Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Hayes, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty and social exclusion in Britain : the millennium survey. /

by Gordon, David (ed) | Levitas, Ruth (ed) | Pantazis, Christina (ed).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2006Description: xxi, 488 p.: ill.. figures, tables.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. January 2006. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part One: Principles -- 2. The concept and measurement of poverty / David Gordon -- 3. The international measurement of 'absolute' and 'overall' poverty : applying the 1995 Copenhagen definitions to Britain / Peter Townsend, David Gordon and Christina Pantazis -- 4. The necessities of life / Christina Pantazis, David Gordon and Peter Townsend -- 5. The concept and measurement of social exclusion / Ruth Levitas -- Part Two: Processes -- 6. Does work pay? Employment, poverty and exclusion from social relations / Nick Bailey -- 7. Debt and financial exclusion / Stephen McKay and Sharon Collard -- 8. Social exclusion and local services / Tania Fisher and Glen Bramley -- 9. Crime, 'disorder', insecurity and social exclusion / Christina Pantazis --10. Mental health, poverty and social exclusion / Sarah Payne -- Part Three: People -- 11. Children, poverty and social exclusion / Eva Lloyd -- 12. Youth, poverty and social exclusion / Eldin Fahmy -- 13. Gender, poverty and social exclusion / Christina Pantazis and Elisabetta Ruspini -- 14. Lone mothers, poverty and social exclusion / Ruth Levitas, Emma Head and Naomi Finch --15. Pensioners, poverty and social exclusion / Demi Patsios -- 16. Conclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Discovering child poverty : the creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present. /

by Platt, Lucinda.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 143 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-143) and index. January 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Bucking the trend' : what enables those who are disadvantaged in childhood to succeed later in life? /

by Blanden, Jo | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Leeds, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 13/11/2009 2:42:15 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strategies for the prevention of social exclusion : an analysis of the Children's fund /

by Barnes, Marian | Morris, Kater.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

The poverty of policy? : gaps in anti-poverty policy for children and young people /

by Predelli, Line Nyhagen (ed.) | France, Alan (ed.) | Dearden, Chris (ed.).

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Localising the campaign against child poverty. /

by Dornan, Paul.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child poverty in Scotland : taking the next steps /

by Sinclair, Stephen | McKendrick, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study discusses progress made in Scotland to end child poverty, and suggests what the Scottish Government needs to do to reach the 2020 target. ; Child poverty has fallen in Scotland, but evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that the current rate of progress will not achieve the 2020 target to eradicate child poverty. Some policy measures required to reduce child poverty (such as benefit increases) are not devolved powers, but the Scottish Government could do more to remove barriers to employment, sustain people in work and tackle low pay. ; The Scottish Government should consider: ; Encouraging employers to create more flexible jobs which allow parents to combine work and care responsibilities. ; Increasing access to affordable, flexible childcare. ; Providing in-work support and advice to help parents remain in employment. ; Defining a Scottish living wage, and commit to paying this to public sector employees.Availability: (1)

Backing the future : why investing in children is good for us all /

by Aked, Jody | New Economics Foundation | Steuer, Nicola | Lawlor, Eilis | Spratt, Stephen.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The report makes clear the need for a comprehensive investment programme in preventative services for children and young people that would both save spending on dealing with the impact of problems later, and deliver wider benefits to society. To achieve lasting change, Backing the Future demonstrates why it is essential to address the impact of the structural factors affecting the circumstances of children?s lives, such as poverty and inequality, together with psychological and social dimensions of their well-being. We show how this can be achieved and present an economic model for how the UK Government could fund a transition to a more preventative system, therefore turning aspiration into reality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mobility manifesto : a report on cost effective ways to achieve greater social mobility through education, based on work by the Boston Consulting Group /

by Sutton Trust.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sutton Trust 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Foreword by Sir Peter LamplSummary: The body of this report is a review of potential mobility enhancing education schemes. The backdrop, however, is a parallel analysis also undertaken by BCG that developed some overall estimates of the extra economic wealth that higher levels of social mobility would generate for the UK. Here, increased social mobility is defined as improved educational attainment for children from the most disadvantaged homes (with the least educated parents) effectively a weakening of the link between family background and children outcomes.Availability: (1)

State of the nation report : poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency in the UK /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: Addressing poverty and inequality in Britain is at the heart of our agenda for government. It is unacceptable that, in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, millions of adults and children are living in poverty. Whole communities are existing at the margins of society, trapped in dependency and unable to progress. In these areas aspiration and social mobility disappear, leaving disadvantaged children to become disadvantaged adultAvailability: (1)

The foundation years : preventing poor children becoming poor adults : the report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances /

by Field, Frank.

Publisher: London Great Britain. Cabinet Office 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Frank Field was commissioned by the British Prime Minister in June 2010 to provide an independent review on poverty and life chances by the end of the year. The aim of the review is to: generate a broader debate about the nature and extent of poverty in the UK; examine the case for reforms to poverty measures, in particular for the inclusion of nonfinancial elements; explore how a child's home environment affects their chances of being ready to take full advantage of their schooling; and recommend potential action by government and other institutions to reduce poverty and enhance life chances for the least advantaged, consistent with the Government?s fiscal strategy.Availability: (2)

A new understanding of poverty : poverty measurement and policy implications /

by Niemietz, Kristian | Institute of Economic Affairs.

Publisher: London Institute of Economic Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 223-244Summary: This ground-breaking study on the measurement of poverty shows how policy in this field has taken a wrong turn with disastrous results. In recent years, poverty has generally been understood in 'relative' terms. That is, people are regarded as poor if they earn less than some benchmark relative to average earnings. One perverse result of such relative poverty measures amongst many is that poverty often declines in a serious recession when the better paid lose their jobs. The policy response of income transfers, which are used to address the perceived problem of relative poverty, has often led to serious problems that actually reduce long-term opportunities for poorer people. The author proposes an entirely new way of measuring poverty. If this measure were applied, public policy would orientate itself towards creating the conditions that allowed the poor to become better off. Such a strategy would focus not only on ensuring economic growth and more labour market participation, but also on supply-side reforms that would reduce the cost of living for the poor.Availability: (1)

The impact of austerity measures on households with children /

by Browne, James | Family and Parenting Institute.

Publisher: London, U.K. Family and Parenting Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012Summary: An Institute for Fiscal Studies report, commissioned by the Family and Parenting Institute, is the first to reveal the prospects for poverty rates and income for different family types up to the year 2015. The study reveals that families with children will be worst affected by falling incomes.Availability: (1)

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