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The Resource Child poverty and inequality : securing a better future for America's children, Duncan Lindsey

Child poverty and inequality : securing a better future for America's children, Duncan Lindsey

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Child poverty and inequality : securing a better future for America's children
Title
Child poverty and inequality
Title remainder
securing a better future for America's children
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Lindsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the United States' great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for children who grow up in poverty, particularly black and Hispanic children, and many of the deepening fault lines in the social order are traceable to this disparity. In recent years the promise has also begun to fade for children of the middle class. Education and hard work, once steady paths to economic success, no longer lead as far as they once did. But that doesn't have to be the case, as the author shows that we can provide true opportunity to all children, insuring them against a lifetime of inequality. When we do, the walls dividing the country by race, ethnicity, and wealth will begin to crumble. Long a voice for combatting child poverty, he takes a balanced approach that begins with a history of economic and family policy from the Great Depression and the development of Social Security and moves onward. He details the shocking extent of economic inequality in the U.S., pointing out that this wealthiest of countries also has the largest proportion of children living in poverty. Calling for reform, he proposes several viable universal income security policies for vulnerable children and families, strategies that have worked in other advanced democracies and also respect the importance of the market economy. They aim not just to reduce child poverty, but also to give all children meaningful economic opportunity. Just as Social Security alleviates the sting of poverty in old age, asset-building policies can insulate children from the cumulative effects of disadvantage and provide them with a strong foundation from which to succeed. Politicians, pundits, and parents always say that children are the future, but as long as so many grow up poor or without opportunity, that slogan will sound hollow. This book demonstrates how we can take real action to brighten the future for children and for society as a whole.--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Lindsey, Duncan
Dewey number
305.230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ792.U5
LC item number
L57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Children
  • Children
  • Child welfare
  • Poverty
  • Saving and investment
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Children
  • Poverty
  • Saving and investment
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Children
  • Poverty
  • Saving and investment
  • United States
  • Armut
  • Kind
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • Sozialhilfe
  • USA
  • USA
  • Barn
  • Sociala förhållanden
  • Ekonomiska förhållanden
  • Välfärd
  • Fattigdom
  • Sparande
Label
Child poverty and inequality : securing a better future for America's children, Duncan Lindsey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-194) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The color of child poverty -- Growing inequality : from the "era of the middle class" to the "era of the wealthy class" -- Doing for children what we have done for seniors : government efforts to end poverty -- The failure of welfare reform to reduce child poverty -- Eliminating welfare and reducing child poverty -- Embracing capitalism : investing in our children -- Closing : the world we leave our children
Control code
ocm70921451
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195305449
Lccn
2006026273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70921451
  • (OCoLC)70921451
Label
Child poverty and inequality : securing a better future for America's children, Duncan Lindsey
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-194) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The color of child poverty -- Growing inequality : from the "era of the middle class" to the "era of the wealthy class" -- Doing for children what we have done for seniors : government efforts to end poverty -- The failure of welfare reform to reduce child poverty -- Eliminating welfare and reducing child poverty -- Embracing capitalism : investing in our children -- Closing : the world we leave our children
Control code
ocm70921451
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195305449
Lccn
2006026273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70921451
  • (OCoLC)70921451

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