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Child Poverty and InequalitySecuring a Better Future for America's Children

Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Duncan Lindsey (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

One of the United States' great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work in order to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for ... More

Counting the PoorNew Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... More

Faces of PovertyPortraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. ... More

Family Caps, Abortion and Women of ColorResearch Connection and Political Rejection

Family Caps, Abortion and Women of Color: Research Connection and Political Rejection

Michael Camasso

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179057
eISBN:
9780199864546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179057.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Fifteen years ago, New Jersey became the first of over twenty states to introduce the family cap, a welfare reform policy that reduces or eliminates cash benefits for unmarried women on public ... More

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child ParticipationFrom Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

Tali Gal and Benedetta Duramy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199366989
eISBN:
9780190625238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366989.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired advocates and policy makers across the globe, injecting children’s rights terminology into various public and private arenas. Children’s ... More

Raising ChildrenEmerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Over the last half a century, technological and medical advances, shifting patterns of employment, the loosening of marital bonds, changing social norms, and the women's rights movement have ... More

Take Me HomeProtecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322620
eISBN:
9780199864607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

There is a profound crisis in the United States’ foster care system according to this book. No state has passed the federally mandated Child and Family Service Review; two-thirds of the state systems ... More

The Welfare of Children

The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in ... More

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