ERIC Number: EJ508804
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Extent and Consequences of Welfare Dependence among America's Children.
Duncan, Greg J.; Wei-Jun, Yeung J.
Children and Youth Services Review, v17 n1-2 p157-82 1995
Examines the consequences for children of life in families that receive at least part of their income from welfare. Suggests these children appear to complete less schooling, even after adjustment for other differences between recipient and nonrecipient families. Low family income and maternal employment are also found to reduce completed schooling, which complicates welfare-to-work policy choices. (AA)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Attainment, Employed Parents, Environmental Influences, Family Characteristics, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Poverty, Predictor Variables, Social Problems, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Youth
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special double issue: "Child Poverty, Public Practices, and Welfare Reform."