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Escape from Poverty : What Makes a Difference for Children? - P.Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Escape from Poverty

What Makes a Difference for Children?

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Published: 27th April 1998
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The poverty rate for children in the United States exceeds that of all other Western, industrialized nations except Australia. Moreover, poverty among children has increased substantially since 1970, affecting more than one-fifth of U.S. children. These persistently high rates require new ideas in both research and public policy. Escape from Poverty presents such ideas. Contributors address four modes of possible change: mothers' employment, child care, father involvement, and access to health care. It examines the implications of these new policy-driven changes for children.

"While numerous long range studies are currently being implemented to track the fortunes of families on income support, it is vital that social workers and social service administrators use the available scientific knowledge to prevent more children from falling into poverty. It is in this regard that this book will be particularly useful...[T]here is much in the collection that will be of interest and value to those who are concerned with the pressing problem of child poverty today." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare "A great deal of attention is given to evaluation of available relevant research and showing the implications as well as the limitations of such research and explicitly pointing out issues in need of further scientific investigation." Paul Mussen, UCLA Professor Emeritus of Psychology "...there is much in the collection that will be of interest and value to those who are concerned with the pressing problem of child poverty today." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Editors and Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Current and historical overview of children in poverty
Whose responsibility? An historical analysis of the changing roles of mothers, fathers, and societyp. 11
The life circumstances and development of children in welfare families: A profile based on national survey datap. 38
Maternal employment
Welfare-to-work through the eyes of childrenp. 63
Strategies for altering the outcomes of poor children and their familiesp. 87
Child care
Policy issues of child carep. 121
Child care and children of colorp. 138
Health care
Health policy in the Family Support Act of 1988p. 159
Economic issues of health carep. 170
Fathers
Dealing with dads: The changing roles of fathersp. 189
The effects of child support reform on child well-beingp. 211
Future policy and research directions
Losing ground or moving ahead? Welfare reform and childrenp. 241
National surveys as data resources for public policy research on poor childrenp. 272
An interdisciplinary model and data requirements for studying poor childrenp. 291
Two-generation programs: A new intervention strategy and directions for future researchp. 299
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780521629850
ISBN-10: 0521629853
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 27th April 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.24  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.59