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The Ecology of Childhood: How Our Changing World Threatens Children's Rights

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse


This book uses the ecological model of child development together with ethnographic and comparative studies of two small villages, in Italy and the US, as its framework for examining the well-being of children in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Global forces, far from being distant and abstract, are revealed as wreaking havoc in children’s environments even in economically advanced countries of the OECD. Falling birth rates, deteriorating labor conditions, fraying safety nets, rising rates of child poverty and a surge in racism and populism are explored in the dish of the village as well ... More

Keywords: Child development, Human rights, Ecological, Well-being, Comparative, Globalism, Recession, Family policy, Sustainability, OECD

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780814794845
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, author
Emory University