Discovering child poverty

book-childrenpovertyDiscovering child poverty presents an overview of 200 years of investigation into and responses to the plight of poor children. It investigates attitudes to poor children 200 years ago and asks how child poverty emerged as both a quantifiable and urgent issue.

The book includes chapters on children and work, education and child poverty research to provide the essential context for the story of the ‘discovery’ of child poverty. It is written for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and all those with an interest in child poverty wishing to understand the antecedents of current research and policy.