WorldCat Identities

Rector, Robert

Overview
Works: 54 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 834 library holdings
Genres: Tours  History 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: JK421, 353
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Rector
Steering the elephant : how Washington works by Robert Rector( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's failed $5.4 trillion war on poverty by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington's home town Alexandria, Virginia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the discovery, founding and colonial period of George Washington's home town, bringing it to life with live-action, animation, historical documents and re-enactments
The impact of welfare reform : the trend in State caseloads, 1985-1998 by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1996 reform must be understood in the context of the overall U.S. welfare system. The welfare system is the total set of government programs-federal and state-that are explicitly designed to assist poor and low-income Americans. The federal government runs over 70 major welfare programs to aid lower-income Americans, and many states operate their own independent programs as well. ..."--Introduction, p. v
The effect of marriage on child poverty by Robert Rector( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain truths : essays about our families, children, and culture from Center of the American Experiment's first five years( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding differences in black and white child poverty rates by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of parental work in child poverty by Robert Rector( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for welfare reform by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why expanding welfare will not help the poor by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for "strings-attached" welfare reform by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pseudo-science of comparable worth : phrenology for modern times by Robert Rector( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of poverty : how we spent $3.5 trillion without changing the poverty rate by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming welfare : the promises and limits of workfare by Robert Rector( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescents who take virginity pledges have lower rates of out-of wedlock births by Kirk A Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiscal cost of low-skill households to the U.S. taxpayer by Robert Rector( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare reform that is anti-work, anti-family, anti-poor( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandfather of the Blue Ridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and informative look at Grandfather Mountain in every colorful season. Includes popular annual events like the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
The effectiveness of abstinence education programs in reducing sexual activity among youth by Robert Rector( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Heritage Foundation presents the full text of the article entitled "The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity Among Youth," by Robert Rector that was published in the April 8, 2002 issue of "Backgrounder." Abstinence education programs for youth can reduce early sexual activity and provide the groundwork for marital commitment and personal responsibility. Rector discusses the consequences of early sexual activity, including sexually transmitted diseases, emotional and psychological injury, and out of wedlock pregnancies. Rector details several effective programs
Roles of couples' relationship skills and fathers' employment in encouraging marriage by Robert Rector( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the factors that are most likely to contribute to healthy marriages among low-income couples. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing survey, we analyzed couples who were unmarried at the time of their child's birth, but who subsequently married within the first year of that birth. The analysis revealed four factors that were significant predictors of subsequent marriage among couples who were unmarried at the time of their child's birth. Those factors were: parental marital attitudes and relationship skills; mother's race; mother's age (25 or older); and, father's employment. Neither the annual earnings nor education level of mothers or fathers were found to be significant predictors of post-birth marriage among unmarried parents. The analysis also indicates that improving paternal employment alone would have, at best, a modest impact on marriage. Increasing fathers' employment, so that all fathers were currently employed and worked 52 weeks per year, would increase the marriage rate among unmarried couples only slightly: from a base rate of 11.3 percent up to 13.2 percent. The Fragile Families data indicate that the marital attitudes and relationship skills of a couple play an important role in encouraging marriage. An 11-point scale for each parent was devised, measuring attitudes toward marriage, gender trust, supportiveness, and conflict in the relationship. An upward shift of one point for each parent on this scale doubled a couple's probability of marriage. The analysis suggests that healthy marriage programs should put their primary emphasis on improving couples' attitudes and relationship skills. Effective job training and employment service can also play a positive role in encouraging healthy marriage, but job training should play an ancillary and supportive -- rather than a dominant -- role in marriage promotion programs
 
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Alternative Names
Robert Rector American activist

Languages
English (35)