Children and Social Welfare in Europe

Children and Social Welfare in Europe

by Keith Pringle
     
 

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This volume addresses the range of social problems experienced by children and their carers across Europe and the means by which these social problems are dealt with by welfare systems. For the first time it draws together material on welfare benefits, parental leave arrangements, day care resources and social care/social service provision right across Europe… See more details below

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This volume addresses the range of social problems experienced by children and their carers across Europe and the means by which these social problems are dealt with by welfare systems. For the first time it draws together material on welfare benefits, parental leave arrangements, day care resources and social care/social service provision right across Europe including Eastern Europe and pan-European institutions such as the European Union and the Council of Europe.

The book offers a critique of mainstream welfare frameworks on the grounds that they not Only ignore issues of gender but also those of 'race', age, sexuality and disability. By adopting a clear anti-oppressive practice perspective, it demonstrates that the social welfare of children in Europe can only be truly secured by challenging the range of social oppressions which impact on their lives in numerous ways. While acknowledging the considerable limitations of much provision in the United Kingdom, the book also suggests that in fact an anti-oppressive framework has been developed further in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. The reasons for this development are explored and the barriers to its implementation in the remainder of Europe challenged.

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Compares and analyzes the social organization of child welfare in a number of European societies. Addresses the range of social problems experienced by children and their caregivers across Europe and how these problems are dealt with by welfare systems. The author draws together material on welfare benefits, parental leave, day care resources, and social care/social service provision in Europe, Eastern Europe, and institutions such as the European Union and the Council of Europe. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780335197026
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.82(d)

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