American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot
By: Cynthia Esposito Lamy (author)Paperback
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A growing body of research informs us that an effective, efficient fight against chronic American poverty, producing benefits far exceeding costs, is possible. It begins by protecting children from developmental risks. This book describes those risks, along with the programs and policies we know protect children and families. A policy framework for the pursuit of an intrepid new goal - the purposeful protection of America's most vulnerable children on a large scale - would end chronic poverty as we know it.
Cynthia E. Lamy is a senior fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and Metrics Manager at the Robin Hood Foundation.
Introduction Chapter One: Premises for the Discussion What Do We Know about Poverty? Section I. Risk Chapter Two: How Risk Works Chapter Three: Risk and Families Chapter Four: Schools and Risk Section II. Interventions. What Works? Chapter Five: While They Are Still Young: The Power of Early Childhood Programs Chapter Six: When They Are Older: Keeping Them in School and Out of Trouble Chapter Seven: Supports for Families: Housing, Medicine, Food Section III. Policies and Recommendations for Ending Poverty As We Know It Chapter Eight: Policies and Recommendations Chapter Nine: Ending Chronic Poverty Chapter Ten: Conclusions
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