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Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Redd, Zakia – Social Indicators Research, 2006
In this paper, we conceptualize and develop an index of sociodemographic risk that we hypothesize will be an improvement over the standard poverty measure as a measure of risk for children's development. The poverty line is widely used in government statistics and in research but is also widely acknowledged to have multiple shortcomings. Using…
Descriptors: Poverty, Parent Education, Family Income, Multivariate Analysis
Terzian, Mary; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Hamilton, Kathleen – Wallace Foundation, 2009
This White Paper summarizes findings from an extensive literature review that was conducted to identify the most promising models and approaches for meeting the needs of low-income children, youth, and families during the summer months. Special attention is paid to summer learning programs that serve diverse, urban low-income children and youth.…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Employment Qualifications