Interactions between the family and the state in children's health, education and social development

SOURCE: South African Child Gauge 2018: children, families and the state: collaboration and contestation
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Richter, A.Dawes, A.Juan, L.Lake, B.Nkala-Dlamini, V.Reddy, B.Roberts, N.Spaull, L.Theron
SOURCE EDITOR(S): K.Hall, L.Richter, Z.Mokomane, L.Lake
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, EDUCATION, FAMILIES, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10735

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Abstract

This chapter considers how families and the state interact in facilitating human development across childhood, with a particular focus on health, education and social development. Being healthy and educated, having the personal and social skills for mutually caring relationships, and playing a satisfying and useful role in society are all essential aspects of human development. Poverty, low education, ill-health, limited access to services and a lack of civil and political freedoms undermine human freedom, dignity and development.