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

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

Label
American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot
Title
American children in chronic poverty
Title remainder
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 'knot' 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 'social 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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Provided by publisher
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1960-
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Lamy, Cynthia E.
Dewey number
362.7/75690973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.L37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor children
  • Poverty
  • Poor children
  • Children
Label
American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1053883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 197 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780739176696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot, Cynthia E. Lamy, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1053883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 197 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780739176696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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