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City survivors: bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Power, Anne (2007) City survivors: bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. CASE studies on poverty, place, and policy . Policy, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781847420503

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Abstract

Seen through the eyes of parents, mainly mothers, "City survivors" tells the eye-opening story of what it is like to bring up children in troubled city neighbourhoods. The book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services. "City Survivors" is based on yearly visits over seven years to two hundred families living in four highly disadvantaged city neighbourhoods, two in East London and two in Northern inner and outer city areas. Twenty four families, six from each area, explain over time from the inside, how neighbourhoods in and of themselves directly affect family survival. These twenty four stories convey powerful messages from parents about the problems they want tackled, and the things that would help them. The main themes explored in the book are neighbourhood, community, family, parenting, incomes and locals, the need for civic intervention.The book offers original and in-depth, qualitative evidence in a readable and accessible form that will be invaluable to policy-makers, practitioners, university students, academics and general readers interested in the future of families in cities.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.policypress.co.uk
Additional Information: © 2007 Policy Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Housing
Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008 14:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20622/

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