Poverty among Immigrant Children in Europe

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byA.S. Bhalla, Peter McCormick

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The book presents an analysis of empirical data on immigrant child poverty in the context of a controversial debate on the European migration policy, with special reference to Switzerland and France. It presents an alternative approach based on child rights and social justice.

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The book presents an analysis of empirical data on immigrant child poverty in the context of a controversial debate on the European migration policy, with special reference to Switzerland and France. It presents an alternative approach based on child rights and social justice.

DR. AJIT BHALLA a Visiting Professor at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, was formerly Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK and Special Advisor to the President of International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa. Earlier he had a distinguished career in the United Nations Civi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.82 × 5.61 × 0.82 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221041

ISBN - 13:9780230221048

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

PART I: CHILD POVERTY AND WELL-BEING
Poverty, deprivation and destitution
The notions of well-being and ill-being
A justice-as-fairness approach to poverty
A capability approach
Childrens rights and social justice

PART II: IMMIGRANT CHILD POVERTY IN EUROPE
Adult immigrants and their children in Europe
Poverty incidence among immigrants and children
Access to education and the labour market
The EU approach to child poverty
Concluding remarks

PART III: THE EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION DEBATE
The immigration debate
Family reunification
A common immigration policy for Europe?
Rights of immigrants, duties of states

PART IV: IMMIGRANT CHILD POVERTY IN SWITZERLAND
The magnitude of immigrant population
Residence status of foreigners
Poverty among immigrant children
Access to education and employment
Access to health services
Other indicators
A comparative study of immigrant children from former Yugoslavia, Portugal and Turkey
Concluding remarks