The impact of poverty on children and young people's use of services

Wager, F., Hill, M., Bailey, N. , Day, R., Hamilton, D. and King, C. (2010) The impact of poverty on children and young people's use of services. Children and Society, 24(5), pp. 400-412. (doi:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2009.00236.x)

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Abstract

This article describes a qualitative study exploring the impact of poverty on children’s access to and use of services, which took a comparative approach to gather the views of children from more and less affluent households. Findings suggest affordability and related factors including limited mobility constrained service use for less affluent children, resulting in cumulative missed opportunities. However, extended family, friends and agencies facilitated service access, mitigating the impact of poverty on service use to some extent. Research implications include the importance of listening to and taking account of the views of children from lower income families in service planning.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wager, Ms Fiona and Bailey, Professor Nick and Hill, Professor Malcolm
Authors: Wager, F., Hill, M., Bailey, N., Day, R., Hamilton, D., and King, C.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Social Work
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Children and Society
ISSN:0951-0605
Published Online:23 June 2009

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