'You don't talk about love in government'

Authors: Gerhardt, Sue; Jowell, Tessa; Stewart-Brown, Sarah

Source: Soundings, Number 48, Summer 2011 , pp. 145-157(13)

Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart

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Abstract:

This roundtable discussion explores the politics of Sure Start from its earliest days, and the thinking behind it. Tessa Jowell was the Labour Minister responsible for setting it up and she talks to the psychotherapist and author of Love Matters and The Selfish Society, Sue Gerhardt, and Sarah Stewart Brown, Professor of Public Health at Warwick University. They discuss the central importance of early infancy in determining the life chances and psychological wellbeing of both children and adults.

Keywords: INFANTS; LABOUR GOVERNMENT; RELATIONSHIPS; SURE START

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3898/136266211797146800

Publication date: August 15, 2011

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