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Barnett, W. Steven, Ed.; Boocock, Sarane Spence, Ed. – 1998
A major objective of this collection is to involve researchers in a wide range of disciplines who share an interest in the long-term effects of early childhood education on poor children and their families. The book begins with a series of reviews that provide general overviews of research on the long-term effects of early childhood education. The…
Descriptors: Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Ed.; Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Aber, J. Lawrence, Ed. – 1997
Volume 2 of the "Neighborhood Poverty" series incorporates empirical data on neighborhood poverty into discussions of policy and program development. The chapters are: (1) "Ecological Perspectives on the Neighborhood Context of Urban Poverty: Past and Present" (Robert J. Sampson and Jeffrey D. Morenoff); (2) "The Influence of Neighborhoods on…
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Cognitive Development, Community Influence
Middleton, John; And Others – 1993
This book summarizes a 4-year program of research and consultation in vocational-technical education and training conducted by the Education and Employment Division of the Population and Human Resources Department of the World Bank. The introduction outlines the structure of the analysis and the research base on which it was developed. Part 1,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Rossell, Christine H. – 1990
This book addresses issues in the field of school desegregation and public policy and compares the desegregation effectiveness of voluntary plans with magnet schools to mandatory reassignment plans with magnet schools. Issues addressed include: (1) how school desegregation plans have evolved over time; (2) how one measures the desegregation…
Descriptors: Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Desegregation Methods, Educational Policy
Levitan, Sar A.; Johnston, William B. – 1975
Aimed at highlighting American Indian reservation conditions, outlining the scope of Federal aid to Indians, and suggesting the nature of future Indian problems and choices, this book attempts to assess the current socioeconomic status of the Indian community and its relationship with the Federal Government. Specifically, this book provides both…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Control, Economic Development
Coombs, Philip H.; Ahmed, Manzoor – 1974
Designed to assist rural planners and policy makers of developing countries in the use of nonformal education programs, this book analyzes the findings of a two-year irternational research study. Emphasizing a functional view of education and equating education with learning, the focus is on: (1) preplanning diagnosis, (2) educational delivery…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Costs, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations
Brown, Lester R. – 1978
American economic analysts will better understand current economic trends if they investigate economic problems in light of the expanding global economy. Reasons for the failure of economists to explain the simultaneous existence of rapid inflation and high unemployment include preoccupation with economic indicators, short-term forecasts, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Attitude Change, Biological Influences, Capitalism
Alexander, Rodney; Sapery, Elisabeth – 1973
The study by a team from the Council on Economic Priorities found: (1) that employment discrimination against minorities and women is endemic to commercial banking; (2) that a majority of the commercial banks studied are unwilling to permit public scrutiny of their employment and minority lending practices; and (3) that both the secrecy and the…
Descriptors: Banking, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Employment Practices
Stromquist, Nelly P. – 1997
This book presents a case study of the MOVA (Movimento de Alfabetizacao de Jovens e Adultos) literacy program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1989-1993. It examines the meaning and uses of literacy at the micro- and macro-levels, the interplay between both levels, and forces influencing educational policy formation and outcome. The foreword provides…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students
Robins, Philip K., Ed.; Spiegelman, Robert G., Ed. – 2001
This book contains eight papers examining the evidence from three field experiences in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington that were conducted to identify the impact of reemployment bonuses on the following indicators characterizing the unemployment insurance (UI) program: weeks of UI receipt during the benefit year; dollars of UI received…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions
Fogg, Neal; Sum, Andrew; Mangum, Garth – 1999
The case for and consequences of redefining poverty were considered. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) remeasuring poverty in a time of prosperity; (2) alternative poverty measures; (3) consequences of and enhanced poverty threshold; (4) assessing the performance of employment and training programs in achieving income adequacy…
Descriptors: Classification, Cost Indexes, Costs, Definitions
Barnow, Burt S., Ed.; King, Christopher T., Ed. – 2000
This book, which is intended for policymakers, administrators, and researchers, contains 13 research papers and reviews of the literature on increasing the effectiveness of publicly funded training. The following papers are included: "Publicly Funded Training in a Changing Labor Market" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King); "The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers
Danziger, Sheldon H., Ed. – 1999
This book contains 10 papers on three key questions regarding the effects of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program: why welfare caseloads are falling; how welfare recipients are faring; and how the states are responding to changing…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Economic Climate, Employed Women
Edelman, Marian Wright – 1980
This book portrays conditions and details problems facing millions of black children and families across the United States. Specific action steps are proposed in seven areas: child health, education, foster and institutional care, housing, youth employment and jobs, and family support and services. Part I draws a composite portrait of the…
Descriptors: Black Mothers, Black Youth, Child Advocacy, Comparative Analysis
Nolfi, George J.; And Others – 1978
The growing complexity of policy decisions in such areas as education and manpower necessitates increased research, which in turn requires an adequate data base and adequate methodology. Recognition that the variables affecting the vocational and educational choices of high school graduates are interrelated and require examination from several…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Choice, College Choice, Data Analysis
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