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Can public social services alone break the generational transmission of poverty?: Peer Review on 

Can public social services alone break the generational transmission of poverty?: Peer Review on “Comprehensive Follow-up of Low-income Families”

publicación José Manuel Fresno

This paper, which we have prepared for the Peer Review on “Comprehensive Follow-up of Low-income Families” within the framework of the Mutual Learning Programme, aims to compare the Norwegian policy example and the situation in Spain.

Feasibility Study for a Child Guarantee

Feasibility Study for a Child Guarantee

publicación José Manuel Fresno, Stefan Meyer, Skye Bain

In 2015 the European Parliament called for a Child Guarantee that would help ensure that every child in Europe at risk of poverty or social exclusion has access to: free healthcare, free education, free early childhood education and care, decent housing and adequate nutrition

Universal child welfare schemes mark the agenda – globally, in Europe and in Spain

Universal child welfare schemes mark the agenda – globally, in Europe and in Spain

blog Stefan Meyer · 21 de Feb de 2019

Target 1.3. (Sustainable Development Goal 1) on social protection is gaining traction. This post resumes some of the most recent events and publications of the global social policy debate.

Would a European

Would a European "Child Guarantee" help to fight against child poverty?

blog Stefan Meyer · 06 de Nov de 2018

1. The Great Depression 2007-17 has questioned the intergenerational contract, increasing the rate of child poverty and youth unemployment.

2. The protection of children's rights has been gaining importance in European priorities, especially with the communication of "Investing in childhood: breaking the cycle of disadvantages" (2013).

3. Despite this, one in four children in Europe are at risk of poverty or exclusion.

4. Much more needs to be done and the approach must be preventive and integrated (multisectoral).

5. The European Parliament believes that a Child Guarantee can be the decisive step we need to take.

6. The Commission has asked a consortium, of which we are part, to study the viability of this initiative.