ERIC Number: ED464988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Social Exclusion and Children: A European View for a U.S. Debate. CASE Discussion Paper.
The concept of social exclusion has been widely debated in Europe, though there has been little discussion of its application to children. This paper examines what is meant by exclusion of children, considering the choice of reference group, the geographical dimensions of exclusion, and the issue of who is responsible for any exclusion of children. It looks at social exclusion in the United Kingdom and in the European Union, then it goes on to discuss the use of the concept of exclusion in the United States, where in contrast to Europe, it has achieved little penetration to date. To assess whether there are grounds for discussion of social exclusion as it relates to children in the United States, the paper focuses on various features of U.S. society and institutions, including the measurement of poverty, analysis of children's living standards, state versus federal responsibilities, welfare reform, the emphasis on personal responsibility, and politics and the economy. (Contains 58 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Inner City, Social Bias, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, England, United Kingdom. Tel: 44 020 7955 6679; Fax: 44 020 7955 6951; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/Case.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (England). Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Identifiers - Location: European Union; United Kingdom