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The social costs of child poverty: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence.

Attree, Pamela M. (2006) The social costs of child poverty: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20 (1). pp. 54-66. ISSN 0966-0410

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Abstract

This paper describes a systematic review of qualitative studies of children living in material disadvantage, which compares and confirms experiences across a pool of studies that meet predetermined quality criteria. The review found that, according to children's narratives, the costs of poverty are not only material but also profoundly social. The evidence suggests that, despite their efforts to maximise their resources, many poor children experience a gradual narrowing of their horizons, both socially and economically. In conclusion the paper suggests the need for further research from children's viewpoints, given the UK government's commitment to reducing child poverty and associated problems of social exclusion.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Social Care in the Community
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3295
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2008 15:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:19
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3295

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