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Duncan, Greg J.

Overview
Works: 165 works in 296 publications in 1 language and 7,267 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HV741, 339.410973
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Most widely held works by Greg J Duncan
Rural dimensions of welfare reform ( )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,353 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
Years of poverty, years of plenty : the changing economic fortunes of American workers and families by Greg J Duncan ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consequences of growing up poor ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on their findings, the editors and contributors recommend more sharply focused child welfare policies targeted at specific eras and conditions of poor children's lives. They also weigh the relative need for income supplements, child care subsidies, and home interventions
Neighborhood poverty ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For better and for worse : welfare reform and the well-being of children and families by Greg J Duncan ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Higher ground : New Hope for the working poor and their children by Greg J Duncan ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 500 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
Whither opportunity? : rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 431 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
Making your choices count : economic principles for everyday decisions by James N Morgan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reforming welfare what does it mean for rural areas? by Leslie A Whitener ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 197 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
The economics of personal choice by James N Morgan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A validation study of economic survey data by Greg J Duncan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyses of the first six years of the panel study of income dynamics by University of Michigan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 78 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 )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 74 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 )
1 edition 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 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accounting for race and sex differences in earnings and other analyses of the first nine years of the panel study of income dynamics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyses of the first eleven years of the panel study of income dynamics by University of Michigan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyses of the first thirteen years of the panel study of income dynamics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel study of income dynamics : procedures and tape codes, 1977 interviewing year, wave X, a supplement ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five thousand American families--patterns of economic progress by University of Michigan ( Book )
in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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-
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English (92)
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