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EDUC5866M
Module Reading List 2017-2018

Child poverty and well-being, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Gill Main
g.main@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week-by-week reading: Please read these in advance of weekly lectures so you come prepared to join in with group discussions.

Week 1: Introductions and arrangements; introduction to key concepts

Bradshaw, J. (2016) ‘Introduction’. In Bradshaw, J. (Ed, Fourth Edition) The well-being of children in the UK. Bristol: Policy Press.

Dodge, R. Daly, A. P., Huyton, J. and Sanders, L. D. (2012) ‘The challenge of defining wellbeing’. In International Journal of Well-being vol.2 no.3 pp222-235. Available at: http://www.internationaljournalofwellbeing.org/index.php/ijow/article/view/89/238

Lister, R. (2004) ‘Introduction’. In Lister, R. Poverty. Cambridge, Polity.

Spicker, P. (2007) ‘Definitions of poverty: Twelve clusters of meaning’. In Spicker, P., Alvarez, S. and Gordon, D. (Eds) The international glossary on poverty. London: Zed Books. Available online from: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.701.60&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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Week 2: Child poverty: concepts, definitions and measurement

Gordon, D. and Nandy, S. (2012) ‘Measuring child poverty and deprivation’. In Minujin, A. and Nandy, S. (Eds) Global child poverty and well-being : measurement, concepts, policy and action. Bristol: Policy Press.

Lister, R. (2004) ‘Chapter 1: Defining poverty’ and ‘Chapter 2: Measuring poverty’. In Lister, R. Poverty. Cambridge, Polity.

Redmond, G. (2008) ‘Child poverty and child rights: Edging towards a definition’. In Journal of Children and Poverty vol.14 no.1 pp63-82.

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Week 3: Locating children in child poverty studies

Main, G. and Pople, L. (2011) ‘Missing Out: A child-centred analysis of material deprivation and subjective well-being.  London: The Children’s Society.  Available online from: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-and-publications/publications-library/missing-out-child-centered-analysis-mater

Main, G. and Bradshaw, J. (2016) ‘Child poverty in the UK: Measures, prevalence and intra-household sharing’.  In Critical social policy. ISSN: 0261-0183 vol.36 no.1 pp38-61.

Ridge, T. (2002) Childhood poverty and social exclusion.  Bristol: Policy Press. (Pick one or more chapters according to your interests – no need to read the whole book)

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Week 4: Child subjective well-being in national and international contexts

Ben-Arieh, A. (2008) ‘The child indicators movement: Past, present and future’.  In Child Indicators Research ISSN: 1874-897X vol.1 no.1 pp3-16.

Rees, G. and Main, G. (2015) Children’s view on their lives and well-being in 15 countries: A report on the Children’s Worlds survey, 2013-14.  York: Children’s Worlds Project (ISCWeB).  Available online from http://www.isciweb.org/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/ChildrensWorlds2015-FullReport-Final.pdf

The Children’s Society (2015) The Good Childhood Report 2015.  London: The Children’s Society.  Available online from https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/TheGoodChildhoodReport2015.pdf

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Andresen, S. and Fegter, S. (2011) ‘Children growing up in poverty and their ideas on what constitutes a good life: Childhood studies in Germany’.  In Child Indicators Research ISSN: 1874-897X vol.4 no.1 pp1-19.

Bradshaw, J., Hoelscher, P. and Richardson, D. (2007) ‘An index of child well-being in the European Union’.  In Social indicators research. ISSN: 0303-8300 vol.80 no.1 pp133-177.

Main, G. (2014) ‘Child poverty and children’s subjective well-being’.  In Child Indicators Research ISSN: 1874-897X vol.7 no.3 pp451-472.

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Week 6: Child poverty in international contexts

Dornan, P. (2017) ‘Children, poverty and the sustainable development goals’. In Children & society. ISSN: 0951-0605vol.31 no.2 pp157-165.

Mahon, R. (2010) ‘After neo-liberalism?: The OECD, the world bank and the child’. In Global Social Policy ISSN: 1468-0181 vol.10 no.2 pp172-192.

Morabito, C., Vandenbroeck, M., & Roose, R. (2013) ‘'The greatest of equalisers': A critical review of international organisations' views on early childhood care and education’. In Journal of social policy. ISSN: 0047-2794 vol.42 no.3 pp451-467.

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Week 7: Poverty in precarious places

A reading list for this session will be provided nearer the time.

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Week 8: Participatory approaches to researching and working with people experiencing poverty

A reading list for this session will be provided nearer the time.

 

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Week 9: Fair Shares and Families

Main, G. and Mahony, S. (2018) Fair Shares and Families: Rhetoric and Reality in the Lives of Children and Families in Poverty.  London: The Children’s Society.  Available online from https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-and-publications/fair-shares-and-families-report

Main, G. (2018) ‘Money Matters: A nuanced approach to understanding the relationship between household income and child subjective well-being’.  In Child Indicators Research ISSN: 1874-897X (online first).  Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-018-9574-z

Main, G. (2018) ‘Changing the Story on Child Poverty’.  Blog for the APPS Policy Forum.  Available online from https://www.policyforum.net/changing-the-story-on-child-poverty/

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General reading: Use this list to follow up on your particular interests and for reference in your assignment:

Books

Axford, N. (2008) Exploring concepts of child well-being : implications for children's services. Bristol: Policy Press.

Bradshaw, J. (2016) (Ed) The well-being of children in the UK. Bristol: Policy Press.

Layard, R. and Dunn, J. (2009) A good childhood : searching for values in a competitive age. London: Penguin.

Lister, R. (2004) Poverty. Cambridge: Polity.

MacPherson, S. (1987) Five hundred million children : poverty and child welfare in the Third World. Brighton: Wheatsheaf.

McAuley, C. and Rose, W. (2010) Child well-being : understanding children's lives. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Minujin, A. and Nandy, S. (2012) (Eds) Global child poverty and well-being : measurement, concepts, policy and action. Bristol: Policy Press.

Ridge, T. (2002) Child poverty and social exclusion. Bristol: Policy Press.

Watson, A. M. S. (2008) The child in international political economy : a place at the table.  London: Routledge.

Journals

Child Indicators Research

Children & society. ISSN: 0951-0605

Children and youth services review.

Journal of poverty and social justice.

Social indicators research.

Websites

Children’s Worlds: www.isciweb.org

The Children’s Society child well-being research programme: http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/research/well-being

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: www.poverty.ac.uk

The Young Lives project: http://www.younglives.org.uk/

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre: www.unicef-irc.org/

This list was last updated on 17/01/2019