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Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy

Author: William T Gormley, Jr.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2012.
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"The United States spends more on programs for the elderly than it does on programs that enhance child development and improve child welfare. Why has public policy neglected the development phase of young Americans' lives not only in substantive dollars spent, but also in program design and implementation? In Voices for Children, noted child care and education policy expert William Gormley highlights the portrayal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Gormley, Jr.
ISBN: 9780815724025 0815724020
OCLC Number: 794708175
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Children: beloved but neglected --
The rise of economic arguments --
Arguments in different policy domains --
Arguments in different venues --
How frames shape public opinion --
Battling for kids in state capitols --
Capitol Hill debates about children --
Putting frames in perspective --
Appendixes --
A. Interviews: State case studies --
B. Interviews: Congressional staff.
Responsibility: William T. Gormley Jr.

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The US spends more on programmes for the elderly than it does on programmes that enhance child development and improve child welfare. Why has public policy neglected the development phase of young  Read more...

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