This book provides context to debates surrounding childhood poverty, and their solutions, from the perspectives of children and questions whether the needs and concerns of poor children themselves are being addressed. The author’s findings raise issues for both policymakers and practitioners with a finding that children are at great risk of experiencing exclusion within school. The research shows that poor children are suffering from insufficient access to the economic and material resources necessary for adequate social participation and academic parity.Childhood poverty and social exclusion will be an invaluable teaching aid across a range of academic courses, including social policy, sociology, social work and childhood studies. All those who are interested in developing a more inclusive social and policy framework for understanding childhood issues from a child-centred perspective, including child welfare practitioners and policy makers, will want to read this book.Poverty, inequality and social exclusion remain the most fundamental problems that humanity faces in the 21st century.
Editor: David Gordon
Publisher: Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol