Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion

Edited by Maria Petmesidou, Enrique Delamonica, Christos Papatheodorou, and Aldrie Henry-Lee

ibidem Press

Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion

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Pub Date: December 2016

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Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion

Edited by Maria Petmesidou, Enrique Delamonica, Christos Papatheodorou, and Aldrie Henry-Lee

ibidem Press

Worldwide child and youth poverty remain the biggest barrier to achieving a better life in adulthood. Progress in lifting children out of poverty in the last decades has been slow and limited in the developing world, while the recent global economic crisis has exacerbated child poverty, youth unemployment, and social exclusion in many developed countries. This book critically examines the long-term consequences of growing up poor, the close linkages between deprivation and human rights violations in childhood and adolescence, and their effects on labor market entry and future career in a number of developing and developed countries. Drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives, it makes a forceful case for the eradication of child poverty to take center stage in the Sustainable Development Goals.

List of Abbreviations
Note on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction, by Maria Petmesidou, Enrique Delamónica, Christos Papatheodorou, and Aldrie Henry-Lee
Part I: Child and Youth Poverty, Rights and Social Protection
A Review of Child Poverty Approaches: The European Union Experience, by Amélia Bastos
Child Poverty and Intergenerational Poverty Transmission in the EU: What Is the Impact of Social Protection Policies and Institutions?, by Stefanos Papanastasiou, Christos Papatheodorou, and Maria Petmesidou
Child Poverty, Child Rights in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): The Case of the Caribbean, by Aldrie Henry-Lee
Part II: Youth (Un)employment and Social Exclusion: Trends and Policy Issues
Unpacking the NEETs of Latin America and the Caribbean: Methodological Challenges and Surprising Results, by Alberto Minujín, Diego Born, María Laura Lombardía, and Enrique Delamónica
"Biographical Dualism": Youth Employment and Poverty Patterns in Spain, by Luis Garrido, by Rodolfo Gutiérrez
Youth in the Greek Labor Market, by Apostolos Dedoussopoulos and Eva Maria Papachristopoulou
Social Enterprises, Social and Solidarity Economy, and Youth: What Is the Role for Policy-Making?
"Generation Nowhere": The Youth in South Africa's Informal Economy—the Case of Day Laborers and Waste Pickers
"Independent, yet Not Grown Up": Young Migrant Workers' Journeys in post-Mao China
Conclusion

About the Author

Maria Petmesidou is professor of social policy at Democritus University of Thrace.

Enrique Delamonica is chief of social policy and gender equality for UNICEF Nigeria. He has written several books and articles on social policy and economic development and has taught at Columbia University, the New School, and Saint Peter's College.

Christos Papatheodorou is professor of social policy and dean of the School of Social, Political, and Economic Sciences at Democritus University of Thrace as well as head of the Research Unit for Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequalities, Labor Institute, Greek General Confederation of Labor.

Aldrie Henry-Lee is senior research fellow and acting director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.