Child Poverty in Canada

Paperback | November 27, 2009

byPatrizia Albanese

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On 24 November 1989 the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Yet in 2005 a report by UNICEF placed Canada nineteenth in a ranking of the relative poverty of children in 26 of the world's richestcountries (Greece, Hungary, and Poland all had a significantly better record). How can this be?This short and engaging book provides the latest research on child poverty by Canadian sociologist Patrizia Albanese. Looking at how many of Canada's children live in poverty, Albanese explores trends over time, across provinces, and among various groups. Her research reveals which children are mostvulnerable and why, and describes the physical, behavioural, and educational impact of poverty. In clear terms Albanese presents some of the ways that poverty is measured in Canada and around the world, and considers the country in a global perspective to assess why it ranks so low on theinternational scale. Finally, she discusses how the events of 1989 have shaped the outcome of child poverty in Canada and evaluates the theories and possible solutions to the problem.Of interest to students of sociology, social work, and early childhood studies - and concerned readers alike - this important book provides a useful introduction to a topic of key importance.For more information on Issues in Canada books a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/issues_in_canada"Click here/a

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On 24 November 1989 the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Yet in 2005 a report by UNICEF placed Canada nineteenth in a ranking of the relative poverty of children in 26 of the world's richestcountries (Greece, Hungary, and Poland all had ...

Patrizia Albanese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Ryerson University. She has done extensive research on the impact of the rise of nationalist regimes on gender and family policies in twentieth-century Europe. Her research interests include family policies, ethnic relations, gender and nationalism, and social...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsList of TablesAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Defining and Measuring Child Poverty2. Child Poverty Rates and Trends3. Incomes and Outcomes: Impact of Poverty on Children4. Exploring Causes I: Family and Neighbourhood Factors5. Exploring Causes II: Canada's Changing Economy6. Exploring Causes III: Canada's Changing and Unchanging Policies7. International Comparisons and Accounting for the Differences8. Solutions Proposed and Tested and Recommendations for ChangeNotesFurther ReadingReferencesIndex