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Children and Citizenship offers a contemporary and critical approach to the central debates around notions of children’s citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between theoretical approaches, representations of childhood, and the experiences of children themselves, legal instruments, policies, and their implementation. The book contains reflections on the notion of children’s citizenship in general as well as in relation to international instruments, in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the case law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and EU legislation relating to citizenship and children’s rights.

When Does Citizenship Begin? Economics and Early Childhood
When does citizenship begin? Economics and early childhood

Citizenship is considered in this chapter for its economic implications, and for young children's contributions to the economics of their household and communities, as well as their entitlements to use public services and amenities. ‘Public’ is taken to mean beyond the household or family, in small or larger neighbourhoods, cities or counties, nation-states, or global economic exchange. This review mainly considers children in England, although the patterns possibly apply to all countries, whatever stage of their history, from child workers to children as scholars, they presently occupy. The chapter aims to cover large issues albeit briefly.

There is not space to review here either how, in most times and places, even ...

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