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Duncan, Greg J.

Works: 201 works in 474 publications in 1 language and 12,014 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Greg J Duncan
Rural dimensions of welfare reform by Bruce A Weber( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,012 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
For better and for worse : welfare reform and the well-being of children and families by Greg J Duncan( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,321 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)
Higher ground : New Hope for the working poor and their children by Greg J Duncan( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--BOOK JACKET
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( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,039 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
Whither opportunity? : rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances by Greg J Duncan( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,028 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
Consequences of growing up poor by Greg J Duncan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 939 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
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 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood poverty by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 729 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 567 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
Reforming welfare : what does it mean for rural areas? by Leslie A Whitener( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 2000, a conference on the rural dimensions of welfare reform and food assistance policy brought together researchers, welfare policy experts, and rural scholars. This issue brief summarizes some major findings of the conference and suggests future policy options to better address the differing needs of rural and urban families. Between 1994 and 1999, welfare caseloads fell by 47 percent nationwide. Caseload drops were similar in rural and urban areas overall, but some states had very different outcomes in rural and urban areas. At the same time, food stamp participation dropped by 33 percent. While both the size of the eligible population and participation rates dropped in urban areas, only the eligible population declined in rural areas. Studies report similar increases in employment for single mothers in rural and urban areas, but suggest that rural single mothers with little education have not shared in the employment gains of similar urban single mothers. Some state analyses find more variable effects, with average employment increases in rural counties much smaller and less sustained than those of urban counties. The welfare-to-work transition is also more difficult in rural areas, which often lack access to transportation, job training, health care, and affordable child care. Welfare reform increased earnings of recipients to a lesser degree in rural areas than urban areas, and over one-third of rural working mothers were in poverty in 1999. Policy suggestions focus on access to health insurance and child care, tax supplements to support the work efforts of low-income families, improved job training, and increased flexibility for time limits and work requirements. (SV)
Making your choices count : economic principles for everyday decisions by James N Morgan( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 183 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 175 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood poverty by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most alarming phenomenon in American cities has been the transformation of many neighborhoods into isolated ghettos where poverty is the norm and violent crime, drug use, out-of-wedlock births, and soaring school dropout rates are rampant. Public concern over these destitute areas has focused on their most vulnerable inhabitants--children and adolescents. How profoundly does neighborhood poverty endanger their well-being and development? Is the influence of neighborhood more powerful than that of the family? 'Neighborhood poverty' approaches these questions with an insightful and wide-ranging investigation into the effect of community poverty on children's physical health, cognitive and verbal abilities, educational attainment, and social adjustment. This two-volume set offers the most current research and analysis from experts in the fields of child development, social psychology, sociology and economics. ... 'Volume II' incorporates empirical data on neighborhood poverty into discussions of policy and program development. The contributors point to promising community initiatives and suggest methods to strengthen neighborhood-based service programs for children. Several essays analyze the conceptual and methodological issues surrounding the measurement of neighborhood characteristics. These essays focus on the need to expand scientific insight into urban poverty by drawing on broader pools of ethnographic, epidemiological, and quantitative data. 'Volume II' explores the possibilities for a richer and more well-rounded understanding of neighborhood and poverty issues. To grasp the human cost of poverty, we must clearly understand how living in distressed neighborhoods impairs children's ability to function at every level. 'Neighborhood poverty' explores the multiple and complex paths between community, family, and childhood development. These two volumes provide and indispensable guide for social policy and demonstrate the power of interdisciplinary social science to probe complex social issues."--JSTOR website (viewed January 24, 2017)
Five thousand American families--patterns of economic progress by University of Michigan( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 76 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

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 70 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 67 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

Neighborhoods and academic achievement : results from the moving to opportunity experiment by Lisa Sanbonmatsu( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families originally living in public housing were assigned housing vouchers by lottery, encouraging moves to neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. Although we had hypothesized that reading and math test scores would be higher among children in families offered vouchers (with larger effects among younger children), the results show no significant effects on test scores for any age group among over 5000 children ages 6 to 20 in 2002 who were assessed four to seven years after randomization. Program impacts on school environments were considerably smaller than impacts on neighborhoods, suggesting that achievement-related benefits from improved neighborhood environments are alone small
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Consequences of growing up poor
For better and for worse : welfare reform and the well-being of children and familiesHigher ground : New Hope for the working poor and their childrenConsequences of growing up poorNeighborhood povertyNeighborhood poverty
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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-

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