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Down Our Way. The Relevance of Neighbourhoods for Parenting and Child Development. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2223452
  • Book
  • March 2007
  • 306 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book will describe in detail what it is like to be a parent in four different communities in England. The research data that are the basis for this description are interpreted in relation to a number of key factors, include: family social class, ethnic group, length of time on the neighbourhood and the presence of extended family locally.

The book will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about how to improve the lives of parents and children. Special focus is placed on those families who face disadvantage, either in relation to personal vulnerabilities or in relation to living in neighbourhoods lacking in resources and facilities.

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List of pictures, figures and tables.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. The Families and Neighbourhoods Study.

3. An introduction to some of the families.

4. Is this where I want to belong?

5. What can we do? Where can we go?

6. Local friends – a unique role?

7. Discipline and control.

8. Children out and about.

9. Is it better to belong to the neighbourhood?

10. Conclusions and implications for the future.

References.

Appendix 1. The survey.

Appendix 2. The qualitative study.

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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Jacqueline Barnes Institute for the Study of Children, London, UK.
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