The greatest improvements in child wellbeing in recent years are a result of strong social policy. Even poor states that have made sustained investments in health and education have reaped enormous gains. This briefing explains how they did, and the ways in which social and economic policies must reinforce one another to reduce childhood poverty.
Patel, F. (2004) CHIP Briefing 5: Improving child wellbeing - Lessons in social policy from the ‘high-achievers’. Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP), London, UK, 6 pp.