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Kaushal, Neeraj – Future of Children, 2014
Better-educated parents generally have children who are themselves better educated, healthier, wealthier, and better off in almost every way than the children of the less educated. But this simple correlation does not prove that the relationship is causal. Neeraj Kaushal sifts through the evidence from economics and public policy and reviews large…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Educational Benefits, Educational Attainment, Educational Mobility
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Duncan, Greg J.; Magnuson, Katherine; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth – Future of Children, 2014
Families who live in poverty face disadvantages that can hinder their children's development in many ways, write Greg Duncan, Katherine Magnuson, and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal. As they struggle to get by economically, and as they cope with substandard housing, unsafe neighborhoods, and inadequate schools, poor families experience more stress in…
Descriptors: Child Development, Family Income, Stress Variables, Poverty Programs
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Waldfogel, Jane; Craigie, Terry-Ann; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2010
Jane Waldfogel, Terry-Ann Craigie, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn review recent studies that use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) to examine why children who grow up in single-mother and cohabiting families fare worse than children born into married-couple households. They also present findings from their own new research.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mothers, Children, Family Structure
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Behrman, Richard E., Ed.; Lewit, Eugene M., Ed. – Future of Children, 1992
The articles in this journal issue provide an overview of ways in which health services are presently delivered to children, youth, and pregnant women; the means by which these services are financed; and some of the major deficiencies in meeting the health needs of these groups. In the first article, the Center for the Future of Children presents…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Federal Programs
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DiGuiseppi, Carolyn; Roberts, Ian G. – Future of Children, 2000
Reviewed 22 studies that examined the impact of interventions delivered in clinical settings (physician's offices, clinics, or hospitals) on child safety practices and unintentional injuries. Counseling and other interventions in clinical settings effectively increased the adoption of some safety practices, but not others. Clinical interventions…
Descriptors: Accidents, Behavior Change, Child Health, Children
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Klassen, Terry P.; MacKay, J. Morag; Moher, David; Walker, Annie; Jones, Alison L. – Future of Children, 2000
Reviewed 32 studies that evaluated the impact of community-based injury prevention efforts on childhood injuries, safety behaviors, and adoption of safety devices. Interventions targeted schools, municipalities, and cities. This approach effectively increased some safety practices (e.g, bicycle helmet and car seat use) but not others. Common…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Behavior Change, Child Health
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Olds, David L.; Kitzman, Harriet – Future of Children, 1993
Reviews the experimental literature concerning the effectiveness of prenatal and newborn home visiting programs in improving the lives of children and families, focusing on studies employing randomized trials. Results suggest that home visiting programs have had mixed success, improving some outcomes but not others. (MDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Welfare, Cooperative Programs
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Barnett, W. Steven – Future of Children, 1993
Reviews important factors relevant to measuring the costs and outcomes of home visiting programs and examines six cost-benefit studies of such programs. Concludes that these studies demonstrate the feasibility of economic evaluation of home visiting and the importance of the insights it can produce. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention
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Freund, Deborah A.; Lewit, Eugene M. – Future of Children, 1993
Examines the claimed advantages and potential disadvantages of managed care plans for children and pregnant women. Although available research does not support most claims that such plans reduce costs and improve care, managed care plans are growing and changing rapidly. Therefore, past experience with managed care may not be a good guide to…
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Cost Effectiveness, Females
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Samet, Jonathan M.; And Others – Future of Children, 1994
Reviews and analyzes findings indicating that exposure to involuntary smoking is detrimental to the health of children, discusses measures taken to decrease their exposure, and explores additional interventions that might be considered. Lessons learned from reductions in active smoking in public places are emphasized, and suggestions are made…
Descriptors: Child Health, Federal Legislation, Intervention, Policy Formation