This semiannual journal provides research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.This volume features the following articles:Improving Children's ProspectsAn Overview Our Elementary and Secondary SchoolsEqualizing Opportunity or Replicating the Status Quo? Children's Health and Social Mobility Making It in AmericaSocial Mobility in the Immigrant Population Early Childhood Development and Social Mobility
Isabel Sawhill is vice president and director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA. She served as associate director of the Office of Management and Budget. Sara S. McLanahan is professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, where she is also director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing. She is coauthor of Growing Up with a Single Parent (Harvard, 1994).