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The Resource Social policies for children, Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan, editors

Social policies for children, Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan, editors

Label
Social policies for children
Title
Social policies for children
Statement of responsibility
Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Successful social policies for children are critical to America's future. Yet the status of children in America suggests that the nation's policies may not be serving them well. Infant and child mortality rates in the United States remain high compared with those of other western industrialized nations; child poverty rates have worsened in the past decade; and poor health care, child abuse, and inadequate schooling and child care persist." "In this book, a group of renowned scholars presents a new set of social policies designed to alleviate these problems and to help satisfy the needs of all children. The policies deal with the most important domains affecting children from birth through the passage to adulthood: child care, schooling, transition to work, health care, income security, physical security, and child abuse." "Although nearly everyone agrees that children are in trouble, there is considerable debate over what kind of trouble they are in, why this is so, and whether government can or should more actively seek to solve these problems. Americans are evenly divided on the question of whether children's problems are more economic or moral in origin. The seven proposals in this volume both reflect and cut across ideological disagreements. Some for more government, others for less; but all call for different government methods for achieving socially agreed-upon goals to help America's children."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.S62 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Garfinkel, Irwin
  • Hochschild, Jennifer L.
  • McLanahan, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child welfare
  • Children
Label
Social policies for children, Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economic security for children : from means testing and bifurcation to universality / Irwin Garfinkel -- Somebody's children : educational opportunity for all American children / Diane Ravitch -- Child care : the key to ending child poverty / Barbara R. Bergmann -- Building hope, skills, and careers : creating a youth apprenticeship system / Robert I. Lerman -- Health care goes to school : an untidy strategy to improve the well-being of school-age children / Julia Graham Lear -- Saving the children : crime and social policy / John J. DiIulio Jr. -- Child abuse reporting : the need to shift priorities from more reports to better reports / Douglas J. Besharov with Lisa A. Laumann
Control code
33078182
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780815736660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Social policies for children, Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economic security for children : from means testing and bifurcation to universality / Irwin Garfinkel -- Somebody's children : educational opportunity for all American children / Diane Ravitch -- Child care : the key to ending child poverty / Barbara R. Bergmann -- Building hope, skills, and careers : creating a youth apprenticeship system / Robert I. Lerman -- Health care goes to school : an untidy strategy to improve the well-being of school-age children / Julia Graham Lear -- Saving the children : crime and social policy / John J. DiIulio Jr. -- Child abuse reporting : the need to shift priorities from more reports to better reports / Douglas J. Besharov with Lisa A. Laumann
Control code
33078182
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780815736660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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