J. Goddard and others
Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005
This book analyses the nature and experience of childhood around the world. Wide-ranging developments concerning children in the fields of social policy, sociology and politics have spurred significant growth in the social study of childhood. The book is centred around contemporary research and informed theoretical discussion. Despite ranging widely, in terms of both geography and subject matter, the book integrates its discussion by focusing on major themes in the lives of children, such as work, education and participation in decision-making. Contents include:
D.L. Williamson and F. Salkie
Journal of Children and Poverty, vol.11, 2005, p.55-76
Article examines the development of poor pre-school children before and after the implementation of welfare-to work initiatives in Canada. Using data from the 1994/95 and 1998/99 cycles of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, authors explore the relationships between poor families' income source and family income status and preschool children's school readiness. Results show that both before and after the implementation of mandatory welfare-to-work initiatives, children in working poor families had higher school readiness scores than their peers in families reliant on social assistance. In sum, the study failed to find evidence that welfare-to-work initiatives were improving the well-being of children in poverty at the end of the 1990s.