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Children, Families, and Government
Preparing for the Twenty-First Century

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Nancy W. Hall, Sharon L. Kagan, Edward Zigler, Marc L. Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff, Sandra Opdycke, Sheila B. Lawrence, M. P. Michael Timpane, Elizabeth Gilman, Meryl Frank, Sally Styfco, James J. Gallagher, Lorraine V. Klerman, Jane Knitzer, Joan Kaufman, Ruby Takanishi, Victoria Seitz, Elizabeth F. Emens, Catherine Ross, Brian L. Wilcox, Dale Kunkel, LaRue Allen, Susan Grobman, Eliza Pritchard, Susan Muenchow, Sheldon H. White
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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521481953

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  • This important text analyzes the relationship between child development research and the design and implementation of social policy concerning children and families. The editors have compiled contributions from leading experts in the fields of developmental psychology, psychiatry, public health, business, political science, and education. By so doing, they present a multidisciplinary account of the controversies and challenges that have emerged in the field of child development and social policy, and an analysis of recent changes in our national ethos toward children and families.

    • Presents a variety of approaches on the most effective policies available
    • Relates current events to the theories and foundations on which policies are based
    • Highly topical, should have wide appeal
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    "Notable authors in the field provide a scholarly, comprehensive overview of the changing nature of child and family policy..." Young Children

    "For those with an interest in social policies regarding children and families, this volume will provide both a broad overview, and a number of good specific illustrations, of both the art and the science of social policy-as presented and practiced by some of the most dedicated and effective advocates for children in our field today." Mark R. Lepper, Contemporary Psychology

    "This volume provides an excellent resource for those who make and inform policy that affects the lives of children and families. It represents a well thought out and well executed effort to aid in the use of children development research in the design and implementation of social policies." Michele Goyette-Ewing , Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography

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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521481953
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The changing nature of child and family policy: an overview Nancy W. Hall, S. L. Kagan and Edward Zigler
    2. Monitoring the nation's social performance: the index of social health Marc L. Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff and Sandra Opdycke
    3. Child and family policies: an International overview Sheila B. Kamerman
    Part I. From Problem to Policy:
    4. Welfare reform and children Lawrence M. Mead
    5. The uncertain progress of education reform:
    1983–1994 P. Michael Timpane
    6. Not just any care: shaping a coherent child care policy Edward Zigler and Elizabeth Gilman
    7. Family leave: a developmental perspective Meryl Frank and Edward Zigler
    8. Head start and early childhood intervention: the changing course of social science and social policy Edward Zigler and Sally Styfco
    9. America's family support movement: a moment of change Sharon L. Kagan
    10 Policy development and implementation for children with disabilities James J. Gallagher
    11. Child health: what public policies can improve it? Lorraine V. Klerman
    12. Children's mental health: changing paradigms and policies Jane Knitzer
    13. Child abuse and social policy Joan Kaufman and Edward Zigler
    14. Changing images of adolescents: rethinking our policies Ruby Takanishi
    15. Adolescent pregnancy and parenting Victoria Seitz
    16 Drug policy in context: using what we know to effect change for children Nancy W. Hall
    17. Preventing juvenile delinquency: an ecological developmental approach Elizabeth F. Emens, Nancy W. Hall, Catherine Ross and Edward Zigler
    18. Taking television seriously: children and television policy Brian L. Wilcox and Dale Kunkel
    Part II. Policy Issues and Influences:
    19. Multiculturalism and social policy LaRue Allen and Susan Grobman
    20. Linking services for children and families: past legacy, future possibilities Sharon L. Kagan and Eliza Pritchard
    21. The role of the media in child and family policy Susan Muenchow
    22. The relationships of developmental psychology to social policy Sheldon H. White.

  • Editors

    Edward F. Zigler, Yale University, Connecticut

    Sharon Lynn Kagan, Yale University, Connecticut

    Nancy W. Hall, Yale University, Connecticut

    Foreword

    John Brademas

    Contributors

    Nancy W. Hall, Sharon L. Kagan, Edward Zigler, Marc L. Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff, Sandra Opdycke, Sheila B. Lawrence, M. P. Michael Timpane, Elizabeth Gilman, Meryl Frank, Sally Styfco, James J. Gallagher, Lorraine V. Klerman, Jane Knitzer, Joan Kaufman, Ruby Takanishi, Victoria Seitz, Elizabeth F. Emens, Catherine Ross, Brian L. Wilcox, Dale Kunkel, LaRue Allen, Susan Grobman, Eliza Pritchard, Susan Muenchow, Sheldon H. White

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