WorldCat Identities

Duncan, Greg J.

Works: 173 works in 420 publications in 1 language and 11,455 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV741, 339.410973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Greg J Duncan
Years of poverty, years of plenty : the changing economic fortunes of American workers and families by Greg J Duncan( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of growing up poor by Greg J Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One in five American children now live in families with incomes below the poverty line, and their prospects are not bright. Low income is linked with a variety of poor outcomes for children, from low birth weight and poor nutrition in infancy to increased chances of academic failure, emotional distress, and unwed childbirth in adolescence. Consequences of Growing Up Poor is an illuminating examination of the way economic deprivation damages children at all stages of their development. In Consequences of Growing Up Poor, developmental psychologists, economists, and sociologists address specific questions about how low income puts children at risk intellectually, emotionally. and physically. They demonstrate that although income clearly creates disadvantages, it does so selectively and in a wide variety of ways
For better and for worse : welfare reform and the well-being of children and families by Greg J Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the 1996 welfare reform bill reduced welfare rolls, falling caseloads do not necessarily mean a better standard of living for families. This book examines the evidence and evaluates whether welfare reform has met one of its chief goals--improving the well-being of the nation's poor children. The chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "For Better and for Worse: Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families" (Greg J. Duncan and P. Lindsay Chase-Landsdale); (2) "Liberal and Conservative Influences on the Welfare Reform Legislation of 1996" (Ron Haskins); (3) "Welfare Reform, Management Systems, and Policy Theories of Child Well-Being" (Cathy M. Johnson and Thomas L. Gais); (4) "How Do State Policymakers Think about Family Processes and Child Development in Low-Income Families?" (Kristin Anderson Moore); (5) "Program Redesign by States in the Wake of Welfare Reform: Making Sense of the Effects of Devolution" (Alan Weil); (6) "Sanctions and Exits: What States Know about Families That Leave Welfare because of Sanctions and Time Limits" (Jack Tweedie); (7) "How Different Are Welfare and Working Families? And Do These Differences Matter for Children's Achievement?" (Greg J. Duncan, Rachel E. Dunifon, Morgan B. Ward Doran, and W. Jean Yeung); (8) "My Children Come First: Welfare-Reliant Women's Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Trade-Offs and Marriage" (Ellen K. Scott, Kathryn Edin, Andrew S. London, and Joan Maya Mazelis); (9) "Does Maternal Employment Mandated by Welfare Reform Affect Children's Behavior?" (Ariel Kalil, Rachel E. Dunifon, and Sandra K. Danziger); (10) "Lessons from New Hope: The Impact on Children's Well-Being of a Work-Based Antipoverty Program for Parents" (Rashmita S. Mistry, Danielle A. Crosby, Aletha C. Huston, David M. Casey, and Marika N. Ripke); (11) "How Families View and Use Lump-Sum Payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit" (Jennifer L. Romich and Thomas S. Weisner); (12) "Welfare Waivers and Nonmarital Childbearing" (Ann E. Horvath-Rose and H. Elizabeth Peters); (13) "Reducing Child Poverty by Improving the Work-Based Safety Net" (Wendell Primus and Kristina Daugirdas); (14) "Effects of Welfare Reform at Four Years" (Ron Haskins); (15) "Reforming the Social Family Contract: Public Support for Child Rearing in the United States" (Paula England and Nancy Folbre); and (16) "Lessons Learned" (P. Lindsay Chase-Landsdale and Greg J. Duncan). (Each chapter contains references.) (Hth)
Neighborhood poverty( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoring opportunity : the crisis of inequality and the challenge for American education by Greg J Duncan( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark volume, Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane lay out a meticulously researched case showing how--in a time of spiraling inequality--strategically targeted interventions and supports can help schools significantly improve the life chances of low-income children. The authors offer a brilliant synthesis of recent research on inequality and its effects on families, children, and schools. They describe the interplay of social and economic factors that has made it increasingly hard for schools to counteract the effects of inequality and that has created a widening wedge between low- and high-income students. Restoring Opportunity provides detailed portraits of proven initiatives that are transforming the lives of low-income children from prekindergarten through high school. All of these programs are research-tested and have demonstrated sustained effectiveness over time and at significant scale. Together, they offer a powerful vision of what good instruction in effective schools can look like. The authors conclude by outlining the elements of a new agenda for education reform." -- Publisher's description
Whither opportunity? : rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances by Greg J Duncan( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Whither Opportunity?, a team of economists, sociologists, and experts in social and education policy examines the corrosive effects of unequal family resources, disadvantaged neighborhoods, insecure labor markets, and worsening school conditions on K-12 education. This groundbreaking book illuminates the ways rising inequality is undermining the ability of schools to provide children with an equal chance at academic and economic success. Whither Opportunity? shows that from earliest childhood, parental investments in children s learning affect reading, math, and other attainments later in life. Contributor Meredith Phillip finds that between birth and age six, wealthier children spend significantly more time than poor children on child enrichment activities such as music lessons, travel, and summer camp. Greg Duncan, George Farkas, and Katherine Magnuson demonstrate that a child from a poor family is two to four times as likely as a child from an affluent family to have classmates with low skills and behavior problems. As a result of such disparities, contributor Sean Reardon finds that the gap between rich and poor children s achievement scores is now much larger than it was 50 years ago. Such income-based gaps persist across the school years, as Martha Bailey and Sue Dynarski document in their chapter on the growing income-based gap in college completion. Whither Opportunity? also reveals the profound impact of environmental factors on children s educational progress. Elizabeth Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines, and Christina Gibson-Davis show that local job losses such as those caused by plant closings can lower the test scores of students with low socioeconomic status, even students whose parents have not lost their jobs. And David Kirk and Robert Sampson show that teacher commitment, parental involvement, and student achievement in schools in high-crime neighborhoods all tend to be low
Higher ground : New Hope for the working poor and their children by Greg J Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1990s, growing demands to end chronic welfare dependency culminated in the 1996 federal "welfare-to-work" reforms. But regardless of welfare reform, the United States has always been home to a large population of working poor--people who remain poor even when they work and do not receive welfare. In a concentrated effort to address the problems of the working poor, a coalition of community activists and business leaders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, launched New Hope, an experimental program that boosted employment among the city's poor while reducing poverty and improving children's lives. In Higher Ground, Greg Duncan, Aletha Huston, and Thomas Weisner provide a compelling look at how New Hope can serve as a model for national anti-poverty policies. New Hope was a social contract--not a welfare program--in which participants were required to work a minimum of 30 hours a week in order to be eligible for earnings supplements and health and child care subsidies. All participants had access to career counseling and temporary community service jobs. Drawing on evidence from surveys, public records of employment and earnings, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic observation, Higher Ground tells the story of this ambitious three-year social experiment and evaluates how participants fared relative to a control group. The results were highly encouraging. Poverty rates declined among families that participated in the program. Employment and earnings increased among participants who were not initially working full-time, relative to their counterparts in a control group. For those who had faced just one significant barrier to employment (such as a lack of access to child care or a spotty employment history), these gains lasted years after the program ended. Increased income, combined with New Hope's subsidies for child care and health care, brought marked improvements to the well-being and development of participants' children. Enrollment in child care centers increased, and fewer medical needs went unmet. Children performed better in school and exhibited fewer behavioral problems, and gains were particularly dramatic for boys, who are at the greatest risk for poor academic performance and behavioral disorders. As America takes stock of the successes and shortcomings of the Clinton-era welfare reforms, the authors convincingly demonstrate why New Hope could be a model for state and national policies to assist the working poor. Evidence based and insightfully written, Higher Ground illuminates how policymakers can make work pay for families struggling to escape poverty."--Publisher's website
Rural dimensions of welfare reform by Bruce A Weber( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the first comprehensive look at how welfare reforms enacted in 1996 are affecting caseloads, employment, earnings, and family well-being in rural areas
Making your choices count : economic principles for everyday decisions by James N Morgan( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of personal choice by James N Morgan( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A validation study of economic survey data by Greg J Duncan( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five thousand American families--patterns of economic progress by University of Michigan( Book )

56 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses of the first six years of the panel study of income dynamics by University of Michigan( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family composition change and other analyses of the first seven years of the panel study of income dynamics by University of Michigan( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Components of change in family well-being and other analyses of the first eight years of the panel study of income dynamics by University of Michigan( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses of the first ten years of the panel study of income dynamics by James N Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood poverty( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Children's Study 2014 : an assessment by Panel on the Design of the National Children's Study and Implications for the Generalizability of Results( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Children's Study (NCS) was authorized by the Children's Health Act of 2000 and is being implemented by a dedicated Program Office in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The NCS is planned to be a longitudinal observational birth cohort study to evaluate the effects of chronic and intermittent exposures on child health and development in the U.S. The NCS would be the first study to collect a broad range of environmental exposure measures for a national probability sample of about 100,000 children, followed from birth or before birth to age 21. Detailed plans for the NCS were developed by 2007 and reviewed by a National Research Council / Institute of Medicine panel. At that time, sample recruitment for the NCS Main Study was scheduled to begin in 2009 and to be completed within about 5 years. However, results from the initial seven pilot locations, which recruited sample cases in 2009-2010, indicated that the proposed household-based recruitment approach would be more costly and time consuming than planned. In response, the Program Office implemented a number of pilot tests in 2011 to evaluate alternative recruitment methods and pilot testing continues to date. At the request of Congress, The National Children's Study 2014 reviews the revised study design and proposed methodologies for the NCS Main Study. This report assesses the study's plan to determine whether it is likely to produce scientifically sound results that are generalizable to the United States population and appropriate subpopulations. The report makes recommendations about the overall study framework, sample design, timing, content and need for scientific expertise and oversight. The National Children's Study has the potential to add immeasurably to scientific knowledge about the impact of environmental exposures, broadly defined, on children's health and development in the United States. The recommendations of this report will help the NCS will achieve its intended objective to examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of American children"--Publisher's description
Reforming welfare : what does it mean for rural areas? by Leslie A Whitener( Book )

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

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act dramatically altered the social safety net for poor Americans, including the 7 million people living in poverty in nonmetro areas. This issue brief examines evidence from recent research about rural-urban differences in welfare reform impacts on program participation, employment, earnings, and poverty and assesses how well welfare reform is working in rural areas
Neighborhood poverty( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.05 for Rural dime ... to 0.62 for A validati ...)

Consequences of growing up poor
Alternative Names
Duncan, G. J.

Duncan, G. J. 1948-

Duncan, G. J. (Greg J.)

Duncan, Greg

Duncan, Greg 1948-

Duncan, Greg J.

Duncan, Gregory J.

Duncan, Gregory J. 1948-

Duncan, Gregory John 1948-

English (171)

For better and for worse : welfare reform and the well-being of children and familiesNeighborhood povertyHigher ground : New Hope for the working poor and their childrenRural dimensions of welfare reformNeighborhood povertyNeighborhood poverty