The Resource Children in jeopardy : can we break the cycle of poverty?, Irving B. Harris

Children in jeopardy : can we break the cycle of poverty?, Irving B. Harris

Label
Children in jeopardy : can we break the cycle of poverty?
Title
Children in jeopardy
Title remainder
can we break the cycle of poverty?
Statement of responsibility
Irving B. Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this compassionate and controversial book Irving Harris argues that the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, hopelessness, and violence is very early intervention: we must provide adequate caregiving to children from birth to age three and - to stop the cycle even sooner - we must discourage pregnancy among adolescents. Harris, a successful businessman, has devoted himself to children's causes for the past forty years and has initiated and funded numerous programs geared to children and families. He presents data from research in pediatrics, social work, nursing, psychology, and education showing that children who receive early nurturing and stimulation are far more likely to have success in school and in life. He urges that the government build more day-care centers and train more caregivers and public-health nurses for babies and small children; that schools offer instruction and counseling in prenatal care; and that there be easier access to contraceptives and abortions in order to reduced unwanted pregnancies
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
362.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.H338 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Yale Child Study Center monograph series on child psychiatry, child development, and social policy
Series volume
vol. 1
Label
Children in jeopardy : can we break the cycle of poverty?, Irving B. Harris
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [212]-221) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an odyssey of learning -- Raised in jeopardy -- Successful intervention and its limits -- Primary prevention and the Right to Life -- The cost of failure -- The abortion question -- The cycle of poverty and violence: a reassessment -- Trends in education, poverty, violence, and punishment -- Breaking the cycle: a new war on poverty, 1996
Control code
ocn861792700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300162240
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zzkkn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32229823
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792700
  • jstor0300162243

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