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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10278

Title: Managing the Risks of Childhood Poverty: Changing Interventions by the State
Authors: Baker, Maureen
Keywords: CHILD POVERTY, RESTRUCTURING FAMILY POLICIES, SOCIAL POLICIES
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 6 (2), pg. 8-21
Abstract: Over the past century, Canada and New Zealand have created various programs to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income families. Initially, they focused on maternal/child health and income support for widows and deserted mothers but later included unemployment benefits, family allowances, improved social services and job creation. After the 1980s, programs were restructured to re-emphasize parental responsibility for children’s well-being. I argue that current policies to reduce child poverty focus largely on maternal employment and paternal child support, but neo-liberal political agendas and socio-demographic tend to counteract program benefits. Historical and comparative research illustrate that policy agendas change over time and differ with welfare regimes but that governments can reduce family poverty.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10278
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