Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781447325635 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447325628 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only

The Well-Being of Children in the UK

Fourth Edition

Edited by Jonathan Bradshaw

The Well-Being of Children in the UK

Edited by Jonathan Bradshaw

Distributed for Bristol University Press

380 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781447325635 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447325628 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Now in its fourth edition, this classic assessment of the state of child well being in the United Kingdom brings this vital and highly topical issue up to date. Drawing on surveys and robust empirical analysis across the United Kingdom, and including intranational and international comparisons, this edition reviews the latest evidence, examining the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures since 2008 on children’s lives. Edited by a highly regarded expert in the field, the fourth edition follows the same structure as previous installments, with each chapter covering a different domain of child well being, from health to housing and education, making this an excellent source book for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and students alike.
Contents
Introduction ~ Jonathan Bradshaw;
Demography of childhood ~ Jonathan Bradshaw;
Child poverty and deprivation ~ Jonathan Bradshaw and Gill Main;
Physical health ~ Jonathan Bradshaw, Veronica Dale and Karen Bloor;
Subjective well-being and mental health ~ Gwyther Rees Gill Main;
Education ~ Antonia Keung;
Housing and the environment for children ~ Deborah Quilgars;
Children’s time and space ~ Antonia Keung;
Children and young people in care and leaving care ~ Gwyther Rees and Mike Stein;
Child maltreatment ~ Gwyther Rees;
Childcare and early years ~ Christine Skinner;
Children, crime and correction ~ Rachel Morris and Lisa O’Malley;
Conclusion ~ Jonathan Bradshaw
Review Quotes
Asher Ben-Arieh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“With chapters written by exceptional authors, rich data, intra- and international comparison, and above all the leadership of Bradshaw, this is a most valuable publication for anyone who cares about children, wants to know more about their life, and to promote their well-being.”
Nick Axford, head of What Works, Dartington Social Research Unit
“In the absence of an official ‘State of the Nation’ report on child well-being in the United Kingdom, this volume—like its predecessors—is the place to go. Offering rigorous and dispassionate analysis of the evidence, it makes sense of where we are and points to what needs to be done.”
Children & Society, on the Third Edition
“A significant contribution to improving our understanding of children’s well-being in contemporary Britain. Indeed, the text successfully brings together a vast amount of information in one accessible and compelling volume. . . . Its relevance is wide-ranging, and students, lecturers, researchers, and policy makers will all find it a useful resource.”
Asher Ben-Arieh, chair of the International Society for Child Indicators and editor in chief of Child Indicators Research | on the Third Edition
“Any effort to measure and monitor children’s well-being is about children and how we can positively affect their lives. Bradshaw stands at the forefront of this effort, worldwide and in the United Kingdom. His monumental work on the status of children in the United Kingdom is a superb example for a state of the child report. This third volume keeps up with his former works and beyond. It is rich in data and comparative perspectives and should be read and used by anyone working with and on behalf of children.”
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