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Investing in children : work, education, and social policy in two rich countries

Author: Ariel Kalil; Ron Haskins; Jenny Chesters
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies the two nations have designed to boost human capital development"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Kalil; Ron Haskins; Jenny Chesters
ISBN: 9780815722021 0815722028
OCLC Number: 772110791
Description: vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Dynamics of early maternal employment in low-income families / Rebekah Levine Coley and Caitlin McPherran Lombardi --
Family joblessness and child well-being in Australia / Matthew Gray and Jennifer Baxter --
The way families work : jobs, hours, income, and children's well-being / Lyndall Strazdins [and others] --
The impact of child care subsidies on the quality of care that two-year-old children receive / Anna Johnson and Rebecca Ryan --
Early childhood development and school readiness / Frank Oberklaid, Sharon Goldfield, and Tim Moore --
Economic inequality and children's educational attainment / Mary E. Campbell, Robert Haveman, and Barbara Wolfe --
Pathways of social disadvantage from adolescence into adulthood / Kathleen Mullan Harris and Hedwig Lee --
Poverty, intergenerational mobility, and young adult educational attainment / Patrick Wightman and Sheldon Danzinger.
Responsibility: Ariel Kalil, Ron Haskins, and Jenny Chesters, editors.

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