Children, families and communities: contexts and consequences

Jennifer Bowes

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Thoroughly examines the influences that affect a child’s development. These include the effects of: disability; ethnicity; gender; family; school; neighbourhood, including rural, urban and remote communities; and, state interventions and policies. This new edition has been revised and updated to include the very latest research in child care, new material on refugees and asylum seekers, discussion of work–family issues, and an even more comprehensive treatment of the effects of the Stolen generation and other national and state interventions. With authors from a wide variety of fields, ranging from social work, developmental psychology and law, to sociology and social policy, the book provides a comprehensive explanation of the complicated factors that influence a child’s development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)0195517350
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • socialization
  • environment and children
  • parent and child


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