ERIC Number: EJ603930
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Family Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Child Development.
Duncan, Greg J.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Child Development, v71 n1 p188-96 Jan-Feb 2000
Examines consequences of family poverty for child development, noting evidence that deep or persistent poverty early in childhood adversely affects children's ability and achievement. Argues that although the 1996 welfare reforms spurred many welfare-to-work transitions, their time limits and sanctions are likely to deepen poverty among some families. Suggests ways policies might prevent either economic deprivation or its effects. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Theme Issue: "New Directions for Child Development in the Twenty-First Century."