Children In Poverty
Child Development And Public Policy
The numbers of children living in poverty in the United States increased dramatically during the 1980’s and remains high. Why are so many children growing up in poor families? What are the effects of poverty on children’s development? What role can public policy and policy research play in preventing or alleviating the damaging effects of poverty on children? Children in Poverty examines these questions, focusing on the child, rather than on parents’ income or self-sufficiency. The contributors come from diverse fields - economics, sociology, public health, psychology, child development, and education - affording depth and wide coverage of the topic, and displaying an even mix of research and applications.
|Titel:||Children In Poverty|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Editor:||Huston, Aletha C.|
|Afmetingen:||245 x 164 x 24|
'This is a timely and important book … It is an intelligent book that provides perhaps the most comprehensive single source available today on the subject.' American Journal of Sociology
Preface; 1. Children in poverty: developmental and policy issues; 2. The economic environment of childhood; 3. The role of mother-only families in reproducing poverty; 4. The association between adolescent parenting and childhood poverty; 5. The strain of living poor: parenting, social support, and child mental health; 6. The health of poor children: problems and programs; 7. With a little help: children in poverty and child care; 8. Poverty, early childhood education, and academic competence: the Abecedarian experiment; 9. Educational acceleration for at-risk students; 10. Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions for children in poverty; 11. Effective progras for children growing up in concentrated poverty; 12. Antecedents, consequences, and possible solutions for poverty among children; Author index; Subject index.
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