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ERIC Number: EJ839057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 112
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
From Risk to At-Risk
Child & Youth Services, v29 n1-2 p29-56 Aug 2007
The American economist, Frank Knight (1921), introduced risk as far back as the early 1920s with his analysis of profit legitimisation. In the profession of law, by the latter part of the 19th century risk had entered into mainstream social law in Europe (Ewald, 1991). Risk discourse seems to have regained popularity since the 1970s. Despite the voluminous work published since then with over three thousand books and articles by the end of the 1990s (Renn, 1998) there is no consensus regarding the risk construct itself, as it is approached from so many differing perspectives and disciplines. Many researchers tended, when writing about risk and children and youth, to focus on single variables such as intense interparental conflict that exacerbates maladjustment in children. This has now changed since the introduction of population health child and youth care perspectives. We are now far more interested in co-occurring adversities and the total, or whole, environment of a child. This chapter explores how and why a child or youth might be considered at risk exploring educational environments, the world of insurance, the natural world, medical discourse, and the world of the individual. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland