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Author Levine, Phillip B
Title Targeting Investments in Children : Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Descript 1 online resource (409 pages)
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Series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- I. Prologue -- Introduction / Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman -- 1. Issues in Implementation / Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman -- II. Early Childhood Interventions -- 2. Child Development / Greg J. Duncan, Jens Ludwig, and Katherine A. Magnuson -- 3. Child Care / Patricia M. Anderson -- 4. Child Health / Lara Shore- Sheppard -- III. Middle Childhood Interventions -- 5. After- School Care / Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman -- 6. Education Reforms / Susanna Loeb and Patrick J. McEwan -- IV. Adolescent Interventions -- 7. Preventing Drug Use / Beau Kilmer and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula -- 8. Teen Pregnancy Prevention / Melissa Schettini Kearney -- 9. Dropout Prevention and College Prep / Bridget Terry Long -- 10. College Aid / David Deming and Susan Dynarski -- 11. Neighborhood and Community Initiatives / Julia Burdick- Will and Jens Ludwig -- 12. Vocational Training / Robert LaLonde and Daniel Sullivan -- V. Epilogue -- 13. Synthesizing the Results / Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman -- 14. Conclusions / Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman -- Contributors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
A substantial number of American children experience poverty: about 17 percent of those under the age of eighteen meet the government's definition, and the proportion is even greater within minority groups. Childhood poverty can have lifelong effects, resulting in poor educational, labor market, and physical and mental health outcomes for adults. These problems have long been recognized, and there are numerous programs designed to alleviate or even eliminate poverty; as these programs compete for scarce resources, it is important to develop a clear view of their impact as tools for poverty alleviation. Targeting Investments in Children tackles the problem of evaluating these programs by examining them using a common metric: their impact on earnings in adulthood. The volume's contributors explore a variety of issues, such as the effect of interventions targeted at children of different ages, and study a range of programs, including child care, after-school care, and drug prevention. The results will be invaluable to educational leaders and researchers as well as policy makers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Levine, Phillip B. Targeting Investments in Children : Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2010 9780226475813
Subject Poor children -- Services for -- United States -- Evaluation.;Child welfare -- Government policy -- United States -- Evaluation.;Federal aid to child welfare -- United States -- Evaluation.;Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States -- Evaluation
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Alt Author Zimmerman, David J
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