Dr Gill Main
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Week 1: Introduction to the module and key concepts
- Week 2: Theorising poverty
- Week 3: Finding the 'child' in 'child poverty'
- Week 4: Child poverty in the majority world
- Week 5: Child poverty in the minority world
- Week 6: Group presentations
- Week 7: Approaches to researching child poverty
- Week 8: Participatory anti-poverty research with children
- Week 9: Putting research into policy and practice
- Week 10: Next steps in child poverty research, policy and practice
- General reading: Use this list to follow up on your particular interests and for reference in your assignment:
Week 1: Introduction to the module and key concepts
Lister, R. (2021) ‘Introduction’. From Lister, R. Poverty (second edition). Pp1-11. Oxford: Polity Press.
Brady, D. (2019) ‘Theories of the Causes of Poverty’. In Annual Review of Sociology vol.45 pp155-175.
Week 2: Theorising poverty
Pemberton, S., Gordon, S. and Nandy, S. (2012) ‘Child rights, child survival and child poverty’. Chapter 2 in Minujin, A. and Nandy, S. (Eds) Global Child Poverty and Well-Being. Bristol: Policy Press.
Redmond, G. (2008) ‘Child Poverty and Child Rights: Edging towards a definition’. In Journal of Children and Poverty vol.14 no.1 pp63-82.
Week 3: Finding the 'child' in 'child poverty'
Main, G. (2019) ‘Money Matters: A nuanced approach to understanding the relationship between household income and child subjective well-being’. In Child Indicators Research vol.12 pp1125-1145.
Roelen, K. (2018) ‘Poor children in rich households and vice versa’. In The European Journal of Development Research. Vol.30 pp320-341.
Week 4: Child poverty in the majority world
Dornan, P. (2018) ‘Tracing the consequences of child poverty’. Young Lives Snapshot. Available online from here.
Roelen, K. (2017) ‘Monetary and Multidimensional Child Poverty’. In Development and Change vol.48 no.3 pp502-533.
Week 5: Child poverty in the minority world
UNICEF (2020) ‘Worlds of Influence’. Innocenti Report Card 16. Available online from here.
Main, G. and Mahony, S. (2018) ‘Fair Shares and Families’. London: The Children’s Society. Available online from here.
Week 6: Group presentations
Please find your own resources for this week, in line with the topic of your presentation.
Week 7: Approaches to researching child poverty
UNICEF (2017) ‘Milestone 2: Measuring child poverty’. Available online here.
Andresen, S. and Meiland, S. (2019) ‘Being poor from children’s point of view: the potential of childhood theory and qualitative methods for child poverty research’. In children and Youth Services Review vol.97 pp94-99.
Week 8: Participatory anti-poverty research with children
Hall, B. L. and Tandon, R. (2017) ‘Decolonization of knowledge, epistemicide, participatory research and higher education’. In Research for All vol.1 no.1 pp6-19.
Sime, D. (2008) ‘Ethical and methodological issues in engaging young people living in poverty with participatory research methods’. In Children’s Geographies vol.6 no.1 pp63-78.
Week 9: Putting research into policy and practice
Leeds City Council (2018) ‘Thriving: The child poverty strategy for Leeds, 2019-2022’. Available online from here.
ADT Leeds panel (2019) ‘More Snakes than Ladders’. A report from the A Different Take Leeds panel. Available online from here.
Week 10: Next steps in child poverty research, policy and practice
Bessell, S., Siagian, C. and Bexley, A. (2020) ‘Towards child-inclusive concepts of childhood poverty: The contribution and potential of research with children’. In Children and Youth Services Review vol.116 pp105118.
Howarth, C., McCartney, C., Mansfield, M. and Main, G. (2020) ‘A Different Take: Reflections on an intergenerational participatory research project’. In Social Work and Society vol.18 no.3.
General reading: Use this list to follow up on your particular interests and for reference in your assignment:
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. (2021) (second edition) Poverty. Cambridge: Polity. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 11/01/2022)
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.
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 04/01/2022