ERIC Number: ED425262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Consequences of Growing Up Poor.
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Ed.
The consequences and correlates of growing up poor as well as the mechanisms through which poverty influences children are explored. This book is organized with a primary focus on research findings and a secondary concern with policy implications. The chapters are: (1) "Poor Families, Poor Outcomes: The Well-Being of Children and Youth" (Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Greg J. Duncan, and Nancy Maritato); (2) "Poverty Trends" (Donald J. Hernandez); (3) "Parent Absence or Poverty: Which Matters More?" (Sara S. McLanahan); (4) "Trends in the Economic Well-Being and Life Chances of America's Children" (Susan E. Mayer); (5) "Effects of Long-Term Poverty on Physical Health of Children in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth" (Sanders Korenman and Jane E. Miller); (6) "Poverty and Patterns of Child Care" (National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Child Care Research Network); (7) "Consequences of Living in Poverty for Young Children's Cognitive and Verbal Ability and Early School Achievement" (Judith R. Smith, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Pamela K. Klebanov); (8) "Economic Resources, Parental Practices, and Children's Well-Being" (Thomas L. Hanson, Sara McLanahan, and Elizabeth Thomson); (9) "Psychosocial Morbidity among Poor Children in Ontario" (Ellen L. Lipman and David R. Offord); (10) "Family Economic Hardship and Adolescent Adjustment: Mediating and Moderating Processes" (Rand D. Conger, Katherine Jewsbury Conger, and Glen H. Elder, Jr.); (11) "The Influence of Poverty on Children's Classroom Placement and Behavior Problems" (Linda Pagani, Bernard Boulerice, and Richard E. Tremblay); (12) "The Role of Family Income and Sources of Income in Adolescent Achievement" (H. Elizabeth Peters and Natalie C. Mullis); (13) "Poverty during Adolescence and Subsequent Educational Attainment" (Jay D. Teachman, Kathleen M. Paasch, Randal D. Day, and Karen P. Carver); (14) "Childhood Poverty and Adolescent Schooling and Fertility Outcomes; Reduced-Form and Structural Estimates" (Robert Haveman, Barbara Wolfe, and Kathryn Wilson); (15) "Race, Sex, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty" (Mary Corcoran and Terry Adams); (16) "The Effects of Parents' Income, Wealth, and Attitudes on Children's Completed Schooling and Self-Esteem" (William Axinn, Greg J. Duncan, and Arland Thornton); (17) "Does Poverty in Adolescence Affect the Life Chances of High School Graduates?" (Robert M. Hauser and Megan M. Sweeney); and (18) "Income Effects across the Life Span: Integration and Interpretation" (Greg J. Duncan and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn). (Contains 28 figures, 149 tables, and numerous references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Public Policy, Tables (Data), Urban Problems, Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Well Being
Russell Sage Foundation, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.