ERIC Number: ED399082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Escape from Poverty: What Makes a Difference for Children?
Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay, Ed.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Ed.
Children's poverty rate in the United States, over 20%, exceeds that of all industrialized nations except Australia. This interdisciplinary book examines the impact of changing public policies on children. Section 1 gives a current and historical overview of children in poverty. Sections 2 through 5 address arenas of possible change from policy and research perspectives, maternal employment, child care, fathers' involvement, and health care access. Section 6 considers future policy and research directions. The chapters are: (1) "Whose Responsibility? An Historical Analysis of the Changing Roles of Mothers, Fathers, and Society" (P. L. Chase-Lansdale, M. A. Vinovskis); (2) "The Life Circumstances and Development of Children in Welfare Families: A Profile Based on National Survey Data" (N. Zill and others); (3) "Welfare-to-Work Through the Eyes of Children" (J. B. Wilson and others); (4) "Strategies for Altering the Outcomes of Poor Children and Their Families" (J. Brooks-Gunn); (5) "Policy Issues of Child Care" (A. J. Cherlin); (6) "Child Care and Children of Color" (M. B. Spencer and Others); (7) "Health Policy in the Family Support Act of 1988" (K.S. Lobach); (8) "Economic Issues of Health Care" (B. L. Wolfe); (9) "Dealing with Dads: The Changing Roles of Fathers" (F. F. Furstenberg, Jr.); (10) "The Effects of Child Support Reform on Child Well-Being" (I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan); (11) "Losing Ground or Moving Ahead? Welfare Reform and Children" (R. Haskins); (12) "National Surveys as Data Resources for Public Policy Research on Poor Children" (N. Zill); (13)"An Interdisciplinary Model and Data Requirements for Studying Poor Children" (T. M. Smeeding); and (14) "Two-Generation Programs: A New Intervention Strategy and Directions for Future Research" (S. Smith). (KDFB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Support, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Fathers, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Health Programs, Incidence, Individual Development, Intergenerational Programs, Legal Responsibility, Low Income, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Mothers, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Policy, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Research Needs, Social Change, Social Environment, Surveys, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Well Being
Cambridge University Press, 110 Midland Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573-4930 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Support Enforcement; Family Support Act 1988