Investing in Children

Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries

Ariel Kalil (Redaktør) ; Ron Haskins (Redaktør) ; Jenny Chesters (Redaktør)

" Investing in Children provides us with a unique look at three policy domains related to children's academic achievement and a sobering picture of the tradeoffs and difficulties countries face in trying to level the playing field for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Les mer
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" Investing in Children provides us with a unique look at three policy domains related to children's academic achievement and a sobering picture of the tradeoffs and difficulties countries face in trying to level the playing field for children from disadvantaged backgrounds." --Sara McLanahan, Princeton University "These papers provide important new evidence on issues that lie at the heart of efforts to improve children's well-being, opportunities, and prospects --required reading for scholars and a wealth of ideas for policymakers." --Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales "A timely and invaluable assessment of critical social policies aimed at addressing inequality. High-quality data, careful nuanced analyses, and a comparative framework will ensure the value of this book to social researchers and policymakers." --Janeen Baxter, University of Queensland "Countries should be judged by the way they treat their children. And here is the story of two big, open, and unequal nations where disadvantaged children's issues lie at the heart of their future social and economic development. The superbly done chapters bring out the contrast and similarities in policy and note where each nation could learn from the other. Even those who normally do not read comparative policy ought to buy this book for themselves, their students, and colleagues." --Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin "This volume breaks new ground by providing evidence on some of today's most pressing policy questions from the United States and Australia --two countries that are similar on a host of dimensions but are all too rarely studied together. The results will push scholars and policymakers in both countries to think differently about the work-family challenges facing us today as we strive to help parents balance their roles as workers and carers." --Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

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Ariel Kalil is a professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, USA, where she also directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy.

Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, USA.

Jenny Chesters is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra, Australia.