Poor Kids in a Rich Country – America’s Children in Comparative Perspective
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract In Poor Kids in a Rich Country, Lee Rainwater and Timothy Smeeding ask what it means to be poor in a prosperous nation – especially for any country’s most vulnerable citizens, its children. In comparing the situation of American children in low-income families with their counterparts in 14 other countries—including Western Europe, Australia, […]

Families that Work – Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Parents around the world grapple with the common challenge of balancing work and child care. Despite common problems, the industrialized nations have developed dramatically different social and labor market policies—policies that vary widely in the level of support they provide for parents and the extent to which they encourage an equal division of […]