Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries (BOK)

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"Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries" presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies that the two nations have designed to boost human capital development. The volume is organized around three major issues: parental employment, early childhood education and child care, and post secondary education. All three issues are intimately linked with human capital development. Since both Australia and the United States have created extensive policies to address these three issues, there is potential for each to learn from the other's experiences and policies. This volume helps fulfill that potential. The authors demonstrate that in both nations, the effects of low family income and income inequality emerge early in life and persist. However, policies that increase parental employment, augment family income, and promote quality preschool and post secondary education can boost children's development and at least partially offset the negative developmental effects of family economic disadvantage.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
ISBN 9780815722021 Antall sider 246
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm Vekt 363 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Ariel Kalil, Jenny Chesters, Ron Haskins
Emner og form Social research & statistics, Central government policies, Child welfare