ERIC Number: ED387235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Children of Poverty: Research, Health, and Policy Issues. Reference Books on Family Issues (Vol. 23). Garland Reference Library of Social Science (Vol. 968).
Fitzgerald, Hiram E., Ed.; And Others
This book contains 13 papers resulting from roundtable discussions at the 1993 Society for Research in Child Development Meeting. The overall intent of the papers is to plan the course for child health care, public policy, and developmental research into the next century. The book is divided into three parts, each covering one topic. Research issues discussed include: (1) the effects of poverty on children; (2) research on African American infants; (3) Hispanic children and their families; (4) literacy and poverty; and (5) socioeconomic status and alcoholism. Health issues discussed include: (1) reducing infant mortality and improving health outcomes for children born in poverty; (2) preventive health and developmental care for at-risk youth; (3) the relationships between risk and protective factors, developmental outcomes, and the home environment; and (4) environmental risks and child mental health. Policy issues discussed include: (1) setting research priorities for poverty children; (2) meeting the support needs of parents; (3) policies for children as a social obligation; and (4) models for integrating research, policy, and programs. All but two of the papers contain references. (JW)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Child Health, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Family Environment, Hispanic Americans, Infant Care, Infant Mortality, Infants, Literacy, Mental Health, Policy Formation, Poverty, Preventive Medicine, Public Policy, Research Needs, School Policy, Social Problems, Young Children
Garland Publishing, Inc., 1000A Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514 ($54).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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