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Putting childhood poverty on the agenda.

Abstract:

The period of 1800 to 1950 saw dramatic changes in the economy and standards of living in Britain, resulting in the development of social policy and the creation of the welfare state. Child welfare became a central concern and, by the end of this period, a rigorously defined and more universal notion of the child and the nature of childhood had emerged. The distinct status of the child was itself partly created through the operation of social policy. Only well into the twentieth century was t...

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Lucinda Platt More by this author
Volume:
7
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Working papers
Publication date:
2003
URN:
uuid:dda0a5d3-2132-418e-9e2a-e08ff0ff2f39
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13612
Language:
English

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