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Escape from Poverty: What Makes a Difference for Children? (Paperback)
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Escape from Poverty: What Makes a Difference for Children? (Paperback)

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Paperback 342 Pages / Published: 28/10/1997
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The poverty rate for children in the United States exceeds that of all other Western, industrialised nations except Australia. Moreover, poverty among children has increased substantially since 1970, affecting more than one-fifth of US children. These persistent high rates require new ideas in both research and public policy. Escape from Poverty presents such ideas. Four modes of possible change are addressed: mothers' employment, child care, father involvement, and access to health care. It examines the implications of these new policy-driven changes for children. The editors have developed an interdisciplinary perspective, involving demographers, developmental psychologists, economists, health experts, historians, and sociologists - a framework essential for addressing the complexities inherent in the links between the lives of poor adults and children in our society.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629850
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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'A great deal of attention is given to evaluation of available relevant research and showing the implications as well as the limitations of such research and explicitly pointing out issues in need of further scientific investigation.' Paul Mussen, University of California, Los Angeles
"While numerous long range studies are currently being implemented to track the fortunes of families on income support, it is vital that social workers and social service administrators use the available scientific knowledge to prevent more children from falling into poverty. It is in this regard that this book will be particularly useful...[T]here is much in the collection that will be of interest and value to those who are concerned with the pressing problem of child poverty today." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
"A great deal of attention is given to evaluation of available relevant research and showing the implications as well as the limitations of such research and explicitly pointing out issues in need of further scientific investigation." Paul Mussen, UCLA Professor Emeritus of Psychology
"...there is much in the collection that will be of interest and value to those who are concerned with the pressing problem of child poverty today." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

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