Child poverty and child rights meet active citizenship: A New Zealand and Sweden case study

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Child poverty and child rights meet active citizenship: A New Zealand and Sweden case study
Author(s) Salonen, Tapio ; O'Brien, Michael
Date 2011
English abstract
Child rights and active citizenship have been significant policy emphases and developments in recen years but the relationship between the two has not been actively explored in relation to the implications for child poverty. Recent policy developments in New Zealand and Sweden are drawn on here to explore this relationship. The article argues than an emphasis on active citizenship does not lead to improvement of rights for all children. Too many children are left in poverty because active citizenship is focused on the lives of adults, not the needs and rights of children. Advancing children's rights requires attention to the position of all children, not just those who live in households where the adults meet active citizenship requirements.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568210383915 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Sage Publications
Host/Issue Childhood. A journal of global child research;2
Volume 18
ISSN 0907-5682
Pages 211-226
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) active citizenship
child poverty
children's rights
New Zealand
Sweden
SUSA
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12960 (link to this page)

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