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The Resource American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy

American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy

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American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot
Title
American children in chronic poverty
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complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia E. Lamy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why is it so difficult for some people to escape poverty? Cynthia Esposito Lamy answers that question in American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot by describing the complex and interacting "(Bknot" of problems that children face as they grow up in poverty. Through a vast store of research on topics related to children, families and poverty, and methods to estimate "(Bsocial return on investment," Lamy determines which programs and policies produce benefits that exceed costs, providing evidence for an efficient fight against poverty. Specific expert policy recommendations for keeping poverty from ruining children's potential are described within three broad themes: bringing equity to our educational system, supporting families as they transition through difficulties, and making work pay. Lamy concludes with foundational concepts for building an overarching model of poverty-fighting to bring separate, narrowly defined programs and policies together. Benefit-cost analysis confirms what the great religions have been trying to tell us for millennia: when we respect and care for the most vulnerable members of our society we create a strong, successful society in which everyone prospers
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DLC
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1960-
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Lamy, Cynthia E.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Poor children
  • Poverty
  • Poor children
  • Children
Label
American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Premises of the discussion -- How risk works -- Risk and families -- Schools and risk -- While they are still young: the power of early childhood programs -- When they are older: keeping them in school and out of trouble -- Support for families: housing, medicine, food -- Policies and recommendations -- Ending chronic poverty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn807029534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 197 p.
Isbn
9780739176696
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012034863
System control number
(OCoLC)807029534
Label
American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Premises of the discussion -- How risk works -- Risk and families -- Schools and risk -- While they are still young: the power of early childhood programs -- When they are older: keeping them in school and out of trouble -- Support for families: housing, medicine, food -- Policies and recommendations -- Ending chronic poverty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn807029534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 197 p.
Isbn
9780739176696
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012034863
System control number
(OCoLC)807029534

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