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Poverty and childhood


This volume compares the causes and manifestations of child poverty in East and West Germany, in rural and urban areas as well as in the so-called First and Third World. As part of a “dual poverty research” that captures social structures and subjective (children's) perspectives as well as getting to the bottom of the (infantilized) poverty structure, the researchers develop counter-strategies for education, family, social and development policy as well as concepts for the social Work and social pedagogy.

"The book can - without a doubt - be regarded as a standard work on child poverty as soon as it is published." (Health and Social Policy 5-6 / 2003)

"The book is ideally suited as a scientifically sound basis for a changed child policy. It is insightful and conveys perspectives beyond the day." (Oskar Negt, in: Der Tagesspiegel of November 3, 2003)


Work Poverty Poverty Research Family Family Policy Globalization Children Child Poverty Childhood Social Policy Welfare State City Structure Wellbeing Social Work

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Christoph Butterwegge is head of the political science department at the University of Cologne.
Prof. Karin Holm is head of the Third World Office in the Social Pedagogy Department at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Margherita Zander works at the Department of Social Affairs at Münster University of Applied Sciences.
Barbara Imholz, Michael Klundt, Caren Michels, Uwe Schulz, Gisela Wuttke and Matthias Zeng have worked on the research group "Poverty and Childhood" which they lead.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitlePoverty and Childhood
  • Book Subtitle A regional, national and international comparison
  • AuthorsChristoph Butterwegge
    Karin Holm
    Barbara Imholz
    Michael Klundt
    Caren Michels
    Uwe Schulz
    Gisela Wuttke
    Margherita Zander
    Matthias Zeng
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-663-09294-0
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2004
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-531-33707-4
  • eBook ISBN978-3-663-09294-0
  • Edition Number2
  • Number of Pages, 320
  • Number of Illustrations4 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Sociology, general
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