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    Introduction

    Melhuish, Edward C. (2013) Introduction. In: Barnekow, V. and Jensen, B.B. and Currie, C. and Dyson, A. and Eisenstadt, N. and Melhuish, Edward C. (eds.) Early Years. Improving the lives of children and young people: Case studies from Europe 1. Copenhagen, UK: WHO Regional Office for Europe. ISBN 9789289000475.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: As part of the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide, experts were commissioned to write case studies addressing childhood and inequality. They identified promising developments with international resonance, described the issues they addressed and how they were led and put into operation, and set out the emerging evidence of their effectiveness. This diverse collection of case studies is presented in three volumes reflecting a “life-course” approach: Volume 1 addresses the early years, with examples from Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Volumes 2 and 3 address childhood and school. Some of the case studies review major national policy developments and frameworks, others deal with specific national initiatives or with local projects driven by community organizations, and a few focus on transnational initiatives. They are not necessarily a comprehensive overview of childhood and health in the WHO European Region, but provide examples of innovative practice that will inform and inspire policy-makers, practitioners, managers, educators and researchers, committed to improving the lives of children and young people at country and European levels.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 09:31
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13092

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