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Children's Defense Fund (U.S.)

Works: 452 works in 602 publications in 1 language and 8,943 library holdings
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Wasting America's future : the Children's Defense Fund report on the costs of child poverty by Children's Defense Fund (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wasting America's Future is the first attempt to evaluate the burden of child poverty on future earnings and economic output and to calculate some of child poverty's other economic impacts, such as the cost of repeated grades, special education, and future medical care. The book's groundbreaking economic analysis shows that ending child poverty should save society - businesses, taxpayers, citizens - billions of dollars annually and result in substantial long-term savings. Wasting America's Future gives often surprising evidence that even a brief episode of poverty can do lasting damage to children; or that low family income (separate from race, separate from single-parent status) is a devastatingly powerful predictor of negative outcomes for children. For many readers, though, the essence of the book will lie in the stories of children and families, many of whom endure unfair and damaging lives with grace, and who remind us that good things - whole and healthy young lives - are worth paying for
The state of America's children yearbook( )

in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of America's children( )

in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy to be nappy : and other stories of me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today there are more reasons than ever for families to explore and celebrate diversity. Introduce your family to children who are not only celebrating how they are unique, but who are also learning from and appreciating the differences in others
A Children's defense budget( )

in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adolescent & young adult fact book by Janet Simons( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Vision for America's future : an agenda for the 1990s : a children's defense budget( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanishing dreams : the growing economic plight of America's young families by Clifford M Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the current status of families headed by persons under age 30, and compares the economic well-being of the current generation of young families in 1990 with that of young families in the 1970s and 1980s. The report documents falling incomes and growing poverty among young families, factors underlying young families' economic plight, and the consequences of falling incomes and rising poverty. The report found that the inflation-adjusted median incomes of young families with children fell by 32 percent between 1973 and 1990, and that the poverty rate for children in young families doubled in the same time period, from 20 to 40 percent. For the heads of young families with children, inflation-adjusted annual earnings fell by 44 percent between 1973 and 1990. The report recommends: (1) the enactment of a refundable children's tax credit; (2) the creation of a child support assurance system; (3) the creation of a national health plan; and (4) full funding for Project Head Start. An appendix provides information on the data used in the preparation of the report. (Mdm)
Black and white children in America : key facts( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Health of America's children : maternal and child health data book( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children 1990 : a report card, briefing book, and action primer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and peril : Black children in America : a fact book and action primer by Children's Defense Fund (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping children by strengthening families : a look at family support programs by Mary Lee Allen( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By strengthening families' ability to nurture their children physically, emotionally, and intellectually, family support programs increase the likelihood that children will grow up healthy, safe, and successful. This report provides child advocates and others who work for children's well-being a clearer idea of what family support programs do, how they operate, and why they are effective. The first of the report's three parts lays out the basic principles of family support, traces its historical and disciplinary roots, and contrasts the family support approach with traditional social services. The second part describes a variety of family support and parent education programs in action, along with other types of programs that have added a family support or parent education component. The final section examines the challenges involved in establishing successful and lasting family support programs and discusses the importance of incorporating family support principles into other human service systems. The report concludes with recommendations for steps that must be taken at the federal, state, and community levels to implement community-based family support programs that will help parents nurture and protect their children. The report includes 23 selected resources and a list of the programs mentioned in the report. (Tjq)
The state of America's children : a report from the Childrenʼs Defense Fund( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.O.S. America! : a children's defense budget by Children's defense fund (Wash.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling by the wayside : children in rural America by Arloc Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic, social, and health indicators show that as many as one-quarter of rural children face problems usually attributed only to inner cities. Rural children are poorer than other American children and are less likely to have access to health insurance, health services, child care, government aid, or adequate housing. This book provides abundant statistical data (in text and tables) on various aspects of poverty in rural America as it affects children. It contains the following chapters: (1) Rural Children and Families: Who They Are; (2) The Rural Economic Landscape; (3) Child Poverty in Rural America; (4) Public Cash and Food Assistance for the Rural Poor; (5) the Health of Rural Children; (6) Rural Child Care and Early Childhood Education; (7) Rural Education; and (8) Rural Housing. Each chapter highlights problems faced in rural areas and makes frequent comparisons with urban data. The chapter on education discusses higher costs and limited curricula of rural schools, teacher experience and turnover, achievement scores, dropouts, youth outmigration, educational attainment, and college enrollment. Most chapters contain specific suggestions for national, state, and local governments and private entities to improve the plight of rural children. Sidebars highlight successful programs benefitting poor rural children. The appendix contains 13 additional tables that provide key state facts about children and the issues covered. (Ks)
The child care handbook : needs, programs & possibilities by Franna Diamond( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Congress passed the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 as a result of the suport of the most broadly based coalition assembled since enactment of the major social legislation of the early 1960s. Nevertheless, on December 9, 1971, President Nixon vetoed the legislation, contending that "neither the immediate need nor the desirabliity of a national child development program" had been demonstrated. The needs of increasing numbers of employed women, single parents, adolescent mothers, and families with special needs remain unmet. Part 1 of this book documents pressing social and economic forces and everday personal crises that contribute to the need for child care services to a growing majority of families. Part 2 describes 12 high-quality, comprehensive, and extraordinarily diverse types of local public and private sector child care programs, highlighting the lessons they offer for other communities and policy makers. Representatives of the exemplary programs attended a child care models workshop held in June 1981. Part 3 draws upon the accumulated experience of workshop participants to spell out what advocates can do in both the intermediate and the longer range to protect and expand presently existing effective local and national child care programs. Related materials, including a list of additional resources, are appended. (Rh)
A Corporate reader : work and family life in the 1980s by Halcyone H Bohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles collected in this book address issues arising from the fact that the American workforce is increasingly composed of parents. Included in the collection are short newspaper and magazine selections as well as longer magazine articles and book chapters. These materials provide primary sources documenting an historical movement of social change, analyze some of the socioeconomic developments discussed within these primary sources, and offer to the business community and others contemporary reports of the changing relationships between work and family life in the 1980'S. Preceded by essays introducing each of three sections, readings are organized in the following categories: demographic, economic, and legal trends; employer responses to these trends; and problems and advantages of various work/family arrangements for individuals, families, and corporations. Articles in the first section focus on issues raised by the need for increased participation of women in the workforce. Two topics receive detailed treatment: (1) policies of industrialized countries for child care, family benefits, and working parents; and (2) the estimated constitution of the labor force in 1995. Articles in the second section briefly explore topics such as the situation faced by two-career couples, flexible benefit plans and working hours, paternity leaves and parental leaves for child care, child care as a benefit, and work at home with computers. The third section includes a discussion of occupations, earnings, and career opportunities for women in the job market. (Rh)
A Children's defense budget : an analysis of the President's FY 1985 budget and children( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American children in poverty( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wasting America's future : the Children's Defense Fund report on the costs of child poverty
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Washington (D.C.) Children's Defense Fund

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English (87)

The state of America's children : a report from the Childrenʼs Defense Fund