Theoretical and Empirical Insights into Child and Family Poverty

Cross National Perspectives

  • Elizabeth Fernandez
  • Anat Zeira
  • Tiziano Vecchiato
  • Cinzia Canali

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Elizabeth Fernandez, Ioana Ramia
    Pages 11-39
  3. Carme Montserrat, Ferran Casas, James Ferreira Moura Jr.
    Pages 111-126
  4. Sabine Andresen, Susann Fegter, Klaus Hurrelmann, Monika Pupeter, Ulrich Schneekloth
    Pages 127-140
  5. Armando Barrientos, Amanda Telias Simunovic
    Pages 159-173
  6. Tiziano Vecchiato
    Pages 185-200
  7. Anita Lightburn, Chris Warren-Adamson
    Pages 285-301
  8. Elizabeth Fernandez, Anat Zeira, Tiziano Vecchiato, Cinzia Canali
    Pages 303-311
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


This book brings together a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives on conceptualization, measurement, multidimensional impacts, and policy and service responses to address child and family poverty. It illuminates issues and trends through country level chapters, thus shedding light on dynamics of poverty in different jurisdictions. The book is structured into three sections: The first includes introductory chapters canvassing key debates around definition, conceptualization, measurement, and theoretical and ideological positions. The second section covers impacts of poverty on specific domains of children’s and families’ experience using snapshots from specific countries/geographic regions. The third section focuses on programs, policies and interventions, and addresses poverty and its impacts. It showcases specific interventions, programs and policies aimed at responding to children and families and communities and how they are, or might be evaluated. Through cross national case studies and evaluations this international collection illustrates the diversity of approaches and outcomes.


Child poverty and wellbeing Child poverty in the international context Childhood rights and needs in 21st century Australasia Children’s centred assessments of their conditions of living Children’s experiences and parents conceptions Children’s subjective wellbeing in disadvantaged situations Cross National Perspectives Poor People Poverty and child welfare involvement Poverty in Italy Theory and ideology shaping poverty Understanding Child and Family Poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Fernandez
    • 1
  • Anat Zeira
    • 2
  • Tiziano Vecchiato
    • 3
  • Cinzia Canali
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  2. 2.Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social WelfareThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Fondazione Emanuela Zancan OnlusCentro Studi e Ricerca SocialePadovaItaly
  4. 4.Fondazione Emanuela Zancan OnlusCentro Studi e Ricerca SocialePadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17505-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17506-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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