Tackling Child Poverty in Latin America

Rights and Social Protection in Unequal Societies

Edited by Alberto Minujin, Mónica González Contró, and Raul Mercer

ibidem Press

Tackling Child Poverty in Latin America

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Pub Date: January 2017

ISBN: 9783838209470

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Tackling Child Poverty in Latin America

Rights and Social Protection in Unequal Societies

Edited by Alberto Minujin, Mónica González Contró, and Raul Mercer

ibidem Press

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This book highlights current debates about concepts, methods, and policies related to poverty in Latin America. It focuses on child and adolescent well-being and the issue of inclusive societies. Its goal is to promote new and critical thinking about these issues globally and in Latin America. The authors emphasize the need to develop new conceptual and practical avenues that can address the issues of poverty, marginalization, exclusion, and old and new inequalities in post-neoliberal times. The objective is to advance the rights of all children and adolescents in the region. This urgent book represents a unique opportunity for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students to get access to the most up-to-date perspectives on child poverty and inequality from a conceptual and practical point of view.

About the Author

Alberto Minujin is a professor at the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School and as well as professor at the University Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina. His publications include Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action and Child Poverty in East Asia and the Pacific: Deprivation and Disparities.

Monica González Contró is a professor in the faculty of law and the Institute of Law Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She holds a Ph.D from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is an honorary councilor of the Mexican National Human Rights Commission and the Mexico City Human Rights Commissions.

Raul Mercer is coordinator of the program of social sciences and health at FLACSO (Latin American School of Social Sciences) and a researcher at the Center for Research in Population Health at Durand Hospital in Buenos Aires.