Voices for Children: Rhetoric and Public Policy (Paperback)William T. Gormley (author)
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In two randomized experiments, he finds that ""economic"" frames are more effective than ""moralistic"" frames in generating public support for children's programs. Independent voters are especially responsive to economic frames. In several illuminating case studies, in Connecticut, Utah, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, he finds that strong rhetoric makes a difference but that it is sometimes eclipsed by even stronger political and economic constraints.
Voices for Children offers a fresh perspective on raging debates over child health, child poverty, child welfare, and education programs at the federal and state levels. It finds some hopeful examples that could transform how we think about children's issues and the kinds of public policies we adopt.
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm