Children and social security /

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Imprint:Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2003.
Description:xxxii, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series:International studies in social security ; v. 8
Subject:Child welfare -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child welfare.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Bradshaw, Jonathan.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction and overview
  • Part 1. International comparisons of child poverty
  • 1.1. After welfare reform and an economic boom: why is child poverty still so much higher in the U.S. than in Europe?
  • 1.2. The poverty and social exclusion survey of Britain: implications for the assessment of social security provision for children in Europe
  • 1.3. Economic well-being of children in the deep Swedish recession of the 1990s
  • 1.4. Child poverty a la carte? The effects of measurement period for income on poverty estimates
  • Part 2. Child benefit packages
  • 2.1. Cash benefits for children in four Anglo-American countries
  • 2.2. Understanding the generosity of government financial support to families with children
  • 2.3. Re-orienting support for children in New Zealand
  • 2.4. Child expenditure and public pensions: policy issues
  • Part 3. Other aspects of social security provision for children
  • 3.1. Formalising the informal: family obligations in modern Asia
  • 3.2. Child support reforms in the United Kingdom and the United States
  • 3.3. Extending cash social assistance to children and their caregivers: a South African case study
  • 3.4. Is it possible to satisfy people who encounter the system of social services?
  • 3.5. Costs and benefits of child care services in Switzerland - empirical results for Zurich