Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods (Paperback)
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Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/07/2011
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Family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems is undermined by surrounding conditions. This timely book, by acclaimed author Anne Power and her team, is based on a unique longitudinal study of over 200 families interviewed annually over the last decade. It examines the initiatives introduced to help such families and the impacts on them, their future prospects and the implications for policy. Accessibly written and with clear data presentation, the book will have wide appeal to people who work with, live in and care about families, children and low-income areas.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847429704
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm


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"A very useful book providing a comprehensive account of everyday experiences of people living in difficult circumstances. .. one of the selling points of this book is its qualitative addition, adding vigour and nuance, to existing quantitative evidence. The book provides a beneficial starting point for those wishing to understand how neighbourhoods function, but more importantly how families interact with their surroundings" Housing Studies
"An invaluable look at the lives of families in these challenging areas and a view from their perspective as to how well policies did or did not work." Jane Waldfogel, School of Social Work, Columbia University, USA
"Some people can't choose a nice area. So how do public services affect their lives? This insightful book shows, through the voices of the people themselves, just what a difference those services can make." Prof Lord Layard, London School of Economics
"Family Futures does a rare thing - it allows families to talk for themselves about their experiences raising children in poor neighbourhoods. As we embark on another era of major social policy change, policy makers, researchers and students alike would do well to listen to the voices so sensitively captured in this book and be reminded of the impact, possibilities and limits of social policies." Katherine Rake, Family & Parenting Institute

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