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Abegaz, Berhanu, Ed. – Studies in Third World Societies, 1986
The four papers in this volume discuss various facets of the poverty-demography interaction: the rationale for the desired family size of the poor, the problems of attaining such size, the effect of family size/structure on household economy, and the future well-being of the children of the poor. "Mass Poverty, Demography, and Development…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Developing Nations, Development
Bassler, Elissa J.; And Others – 1996
Upcoming federal and state changes in welfare and social services will have a profound effect on the delivery of early childhood care and education in Illinois. In October, 1995, the Day Care Action Council of Illinois convened a meeting of early childhood experts and advocates. From this retreat, a vision for a new system of the delivery of child…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Cooperation
Wilson, Harriett – 1979
This brief note, prepared for the 1979 International Congress on Children in the Fourth World (UNESCO), discusses effects of poverty on children. It is suggested that inadequate incomes prevent attainment of culturally prescribed levels of social experience or performance. Families subjected to long-term poverty tend to develop adaptive patterns…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Child Rearing, Disadvantaged Youth
Bogard, Gerald – 1991
The chains that link economic, social, cultural, and other factors to produce poverty need to be broken. The number of poor people has increased: one European in eight lives below poverty thresholds. New social categories are affected; the proportion of adults of working age is rising. The new poverty is also different because of its geographical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Disadvantaged Environment
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Butera, Gretchen; Maughan, George – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
Child development happens within the social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic contexts of a particular place, but researchers and policy makers describe best practice in the field as if one size fits all. An early interventionist's experience illustrates how ruralness and community characteristics impact practice. Collaboration…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Caregivers, Community Characteristics, Context Effect
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Sawhill, Isabel V. – Public Interest, 1989
Discusses the definition, size and composition, and growth of the underclass. Suggests the following policy directions: (1) invest in children; (2) provide support for families who want to move out of the ghetto; and (3) replace the welfare system with income support more closely tied to employment. (FMW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Literature Reviews, Lower Class, Population Growth
Dorrell, Larry D. – 1992
As many as 40 percent of America's school-aged children are at-risk of failure within the current educational system. Many factors outside of school, such as poverty and debilitating parent and family influences, contribute to student failure. Within the school, the most effective factor of intervention for at-risk students is the individual…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence
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Alexander, Karl L. – Social Forces, 1997
Argues that the purported decline in public education is exaggerated and the accomplishments of public education neglected. Offers favorable evidence on student achievement and minority-majority comparisons, and suggests that recent trends in educational expenditures, class size, and curricular patterns should boost achievement. Addresses…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged
Dorrell, Larry D. – 1993
Like urban America, rural America faces problems with drugs, crime, unemployment, poverty, inadequate health care, teenage pregnancy, suicide, etc. Almost three quarters of all public schools in the United States are in rural areas. At least 30 percent of America's current school-age children are at risk and have become educationally…
Descriptors: Children, Dropouts, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood