ERIC Number: ED388728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Child Poverty & Public Policy.
Chafel, Judith A., Ed.
This collection documents how far we still are in the United States from putting our knowledge about child well being and policy into practice. It provides an overview of the changing nature of child poverty in the United States through the contributions of authors who use a number of qualitative and quantitative approaches to look at children in poverty. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Child Poverty: Overview and Outlook" (Judith A. Chafel); (2) "Profiles of Children and Families in Poverty" (Judith S. Musick); (3) "Who Are the Poor? A Demographic Perspective" (William H. Scarbrough); (4) "Children of Poverty: Why Are They Poor?" (Suzanne M. Bianchi); (5) "Childhood Poverty and Child Maltreatment" (Joan I. Vondra); (6) "The Child in Poverty: Enduring Images and Changing Interpretations" (Elsie G. J. Moore); (7) "The 101st Congress: An Emerging Agenda for Children in Poverty" (Sandra L. Hofferth); (8) "Human Capital: The Biggest Deficit" (Harold Watts); (9) "Advocacy for Children in Poverty" (Judith A. Chafel and Kevin Condit); and (10) "Conclusion: Integrating Themes about Child Poverty in Search of a Solution" (Judith A. Chafel). Each chapter contain references, and Chapters 2 and 9 contain their own appendixes. (Contains 12 tables and 7 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Problems, Urban Areas, Urban Problems
Urban Institute Press, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 (paperback: ISBN-0-87766-610-5; casebound: ISBN-0-87766-609-1).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.