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Economic alternatives and childhood poverty

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Current national and international economic policies are exerting ever more direct pressures on children's lives and futures. This paper reviews key concerns and contradictions in neoliberal economic policies' effects on childhood. Alternative feminist and green economics and critical theory critiques of neoliberalism are summarised and their implications for childhood poverty are considered. In conclusion there are suggestions about sustainable green economics for childhood to take account of the problems of advocating perpetual economic growth in a finite planet.

Keywords: well-being, ecology, social capital, economic development, sustainable policies, economic alternatives, childhood poverty, neoliberal economics, feminist economics, green economics, sustainable economics, sustainability

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