Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries by Bea CantillonChildren of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries by Bea Cantillon

Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries

EditorBea Cantillon, Yekaterina Chzhen, Sudhanshu Handa

Hardcover | May 13, 2017

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The 2008 financial crisis triggered the worst global recession since the Great Depression. Many OECD countries responded to the crisis by reducing social spending. Through 11 diverse country case studies (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,and the United States), this volume describes the evolution of child poverty and material well-being during the crisis, and links these outcomes with the responses by governments. The analysis underlines that countries with fragmented social protection systems were less able to protect the incomes of households with children at the time when unemployment soared. In contrast, countries with more comprehensive social protection cushioned the impact of the crisis on householdswith children, especially if they had implemented fiscal stimulus packages at the onset of the crisis. Although the macroeconomic "shock" itself and the starting positions differed greatly across countries, while the responses by governments covered a very wide range of policy levers and varied withtheir circumstances, cuts in social spending and tax increases often played a major role in the impact that the crisis had on the living standards of families and children.
Bea Cantillon is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp. She has acted as a consultant to, among others, the OECD, the European Commission, and the Belgian government. Next to being the Chair of the National Administration for Family Allowances, she also serve...
Title:Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich CountriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:May 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Yekaterina Chzhen, Sudhanshu Handa, Bea Cantillon, and Brian Nolan: Introduction: Scope and Methods2. Yekaterina Chzhen, Brian Nolan, Bea Cantillon, and Sudhanshu Handa: Impact of the Economic crisis on Children in Rich Countries3. Julie Vinck, Wim Van Lancker, and Bea Cantillon: Belgium: Creeping Vulnerability of Children4. Thomas Bahle and Peter Krause: Child Poverty during the Recession in Germany5. Manos Matsaganis: The Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Greece6. Andras Gabos and Istvan Gyorgy Toth: Children in the Economic Crisis: Hungary7. Brian Nolan and Bertrand Maitre: Children in the Economic Crisis: Ireland8. Luisa Natali and Chiara Saraceno: The Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty: The Case of Italy9. Aya K. Abe: Children in the Economic Crisis: Japan10. Sara Ayllon: Children in the Great Recession: Spain11. Jan O. Jonsson and Carina Mood: Sweden: Child Poverty during Two Recessions12. Jonathan Bradshaw, Yekaterina Chzhen, and Gill Main: Impact of the Recession on Children in the United Kingdom13. Christopher Wimer and Timothy Smeeding: USA Child Poverty: The Impact of the Great Recession14. Brian Nolan, Bea Cantillon, Sudhanshu Handa, and Yekaterina Chzhen: Learning the Lessons: Enhancing Capacity to Protect Children