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Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Weiland, Christina; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2016
We have many reasons to invest in preschool programs, including persistent gaps in school readiness between children from poorer and wealthier families, large increases in maternal employment over the past several decades, and the rapid brain development that preschool-age children experience. But what do we know about preschool education's…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Young Children, Language Skills
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Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2014
Most of the authors in this issue of "Future of Children" focus on a single strategy for helping both adults and children that could become a component of two-generation programs. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, on the other hand, look at actual programs with an explicit two-generation focus that have been tried in the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Job Training
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Waldfogel, Jane; Craigie, Terry-Ann; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2010
Jane Waldfogel, Terry-Ann Craigie, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn review recent studies that use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) to examine why children who grow up in single-mother and cohabiting families fare worse than children born into married-couple households. They also present findings from their own new research.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mothers, Children, Family Structure
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Howard, Kimberly S.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2009
Kimberly Howard and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn examine home visiting, an increasingly popular method for delivering services for families, as a strategy for preventing child abuse and neglect. They focus on early interventions because infants are at greater risk for child abuse and neglect than are older children. In their article, Howard and Brooks-Gunn…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Parenting Styles, Home Visits, Child Rearing
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Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Markman, Lisa B. – Future of Children, 2005
The authors describe various parenting behaviors, such as nurturance, discipline, teaching, and language use, and explain how researchers measure them. They note racial and ethnic variations in several behaviors. Most striking are differences in language use. Black and Hispanic mothers talk less with their young children than do white mothers and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, School Readiness, Discipline, Mothers
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Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Duncan, Greg J. – Future of Children, 1997
Focuses on recent studies that explore the relationships between poverty and child outcomes in depth. Overall, this research supports the conclusion that family income has selective, but sometimes quite substantial, effects on child and adolescent well-being. Implications for interventions during childhood are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Early Intervention, Economic Factors
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Baker, Amy J. L.; Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 1999
Describes the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), a two-year home-based early-education intervention program designed to help parents with limited formal education prepare their children for school. Presents findings from a two-site HIPPY study, a one-site case study, and a three-site qualitative study. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Health Services, Early Intervention, Home Visits