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Goldberg, Lenny; And Others – Future of Children, 1996
L. Goldberg, T. W. Schultz, and M. Piel comment on proposed funding strategies for an allowance for child care for poor families, the creation of a parental leave policy to ensure infant care, and a plan to link public schooling and child care. The commentaries suggest proposal refinements or alternatives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Finance Reform, Financial Support
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Zigler, Edward F.; And Others – Future of Children, 1996
The authors of proposals for a child care allowance for poor families, a parental leave program to ensure infant care, and a linkage of child care and public education systems respond to comments by three reviewers. The commentaries illustrate the diversity of perspectives on child care and the public sector. (SLD)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Finance Reform, Financial Support
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Currie, Janet M. – Future of Children, 1997
Suggests four criteria (efficiency, return on investment, incentives, and equity) for evaluating and comparing public programs for poor children, and provides an overview of information available on eight large federal programs using these criteria. Positive effects of some programs are noted, and policy recommendations the evidence supports are…
Descriptors: Children, Criteria, Efficiency, Federal Programs
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Halpern, Robert – Future of Children, 1993
Argues that home visiting and related services have been shaped and constrained by the tendency to use services as a substitute for adequate income and economic opportunity, by ambivalent attitudes toward poor people, and by a preoccupation with the effects of poverty on child rearing. Proposes basic principles of practice that should guide early…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Family Programs, Home Visits, Poverty
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Devaney, Barbara L.; Ellwood, Marilyn R.; Love, John M. – Future of Children, 1997
Reviews six federally funded in-kind public assistance programs designed to mitigate effects of poverty on children: (1) food stamps; (2) the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; (3) school nutrition programs; (4) Medicaid; (5) Head Start; and (6) housing assistance. Evidence indicates these programs achieve their…
Descriptors: Children, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Housing
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