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Author: Bridgman, Anne
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1. Phillips, Deborah A.
Bridgman, Anne
New Findings on Children, Families, and Economic Self-Sufficiency
Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1995.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: National Academy Press
Keyword(s): Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Development; Family Studies; Overview, Child Assessment Data; Poverty; Welfare

Presents the full text of "New Findings on Children, Families, and Economic Self-Sufficiency: Summary of a Research Briefing," a publication from the Board on Children and Families, edited by Deborah A. Phillips and Anne Bridgman. Examines issues such as ensuring self-sufficient, and whether child care subsidies help or hinder low income families' efforts to work. Contains references, a bibliography, and a list of participants. Offers access to other reports from the Board and the Board's home page. Notes that the project was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Links to the home pages of the NAS and the NAP. Excerpt from Ch.2: How Do Transitions Into and Out of Welfare Affect Children's Development? The major goal of welfare reform is to move families off of welfare and into jobs. This goal is driven by a belief in the value of financial self-sufficiency, but also by concerns about the detrimental effects of life on welfare, particularly for children. Research presented at the briefing confirms the importance of efforts to move families out of poverty, and also underscores the negative role of both poverty and welfare in the lives of children.
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Phillips, Deborah A. and Anne Bridgman. New Findings on Children, Families, and Economic Self-Sufficiency. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1995..