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Children and inequality:
Closing the gap

     The essays in this issue outlines the extent and impact of income inequality on children's living conditions, care arrangements, health and education, and identifies interventions that could break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality.

     The book is accompanied by a poster on child-centred indicators on poverty and inequality, a policy brief and a child-friendly summary.


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Children as citizens:
Participating in social dialogue

     The essays in this issue show how participation in health, schools, government and the media can improve service delivery, strengthen democracy and contribute to children's optimal development.

      The book is accompanied by a double-side poster on children's participation, and a plain language summary suitable for children.

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Healthy children:
From survival to optimal development

     This issue highlights the state of child health in South Africa and describes key challenges for child health outcomes. It gives examples of best practice; and makes recommendations that could help realise children's rights to health, survival and optimal development.

      A poster-map of South Africa provides data on selected indicators on child health.

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Meaningful access to basic education

     Focuses on the right to education and meaningful access; budgetary frameworks and school-fee waivers; children who are out of school; the relationship between poverty and exclusion; building effective partnerships with communities, and the need for a strong numeracy and literacy foundation.

      A poster-map gives data on selected education provisioning and outcomes indicators. 

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Children’s right to social services

     This issue examines children's right to social services within the context of a developmental social welfare system.

      It describes and analyses the policies and the law (Children’s Act) that are aimed at giving effect to this right, and explores and makes recommendations on key budgetary, human resource and implementation challenges.

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Children and poverty

     This issue features key findings of the Children’s Institute Means to Live research, which reviewed barriers to access key government poverty alleviation programmes that benefit children.

      A pull-out poster-map of South Africa provides quick provincial reference to a few key child-centred socio-economic indicators.

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Children and HIV/AIDS

     The first issue drew exclusively on work from Children's Institute research and advocacy projects.

     It presents essays on antiretroviral roll-out to children; social security for children in a time of AIDS; schools as nodes of care and support for children affected by HIV/AIDS; and on children contextualising their experiences of HIV/AIDS and poverty while participating in the Children's Bill process.

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