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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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Corcoran, Mary E.; Chaudry, Ajay – Future of Children, 1997
Reviews current research on the incidence and duration of child poverty and intergenerational poverty. Trends in the incidence of child poverty, the demographic characteristics of children, and labor market conditions are discussed, along with a summary of research that relates changes in children's demographic conditions and the economy to child…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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Future of Children, 1995
Examines what is known about immigrant children and families, and identifies relevant issues that warrant further research. Emerging themes include the need to address health care and education policies regarding immigrant children, the importance of understanding public concern over the costs of immigrants, and the value of looking at immigrant…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Policy
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Barnett, W. Steven – Future of Children, 1995
Reviews 36 studies of both model demonstration projects and large-scale public programs to examine the long-term effects of these programs on children from low-income families. Results show early childhood programs can produce significant short-term benefits on intelligence quotient, and important long-term benefits on school achievement, grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Day Care
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St. Pierre, Robert G.; And Others – Future of Children, 1995
Describes two-generation programs and how they differ from earlier single-focus approaches to serve children and families. Results from six programs are reviewed and indicate mixed and modest success in promoting the development of children and improving the parenting skills and economic self-sufficiency of parents. Recommendations are presented…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Rearing, Comparative Analysis
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Frede, Ellen C. – Future of Children, 1995
Reviews studies that defined and measured the effects of quality in early child care and education, and analyzes successful programs to determine common traits. Common characteristics include small class sizes; teacher support for greater teaching effectiveness; long-lasting intervention; ongoing, child-focused communication between home and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Size, Community Programs, Comparative Analysis