When the bough breaks: the cost of neglecting our children

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Basic Books, Jun 1, 1991 - Political Science - 346 pages
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Hewlett, author of A Lesser Life, has amassed overwhelming evidence that American children--rich and poor--are the victims of a level of neglect that is unique among developed nations. Contrasting the American reality with the superior situation abroad, she also describes some family support programs existing in the U.S. that have proved successful. Photographs.

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I read this book soon after it was published in 1991 and hung onto it as an historical book. Sad to say to say we haven't learned from our past mistakes. Read full review

Review: When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children

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I read this book soon after it was published in 1991 and hung onto it as an historical book. Sad to say to say we haven't learned from our past mistakes. Read full review

Contents

Fractured Childhoods
1
A Matter of National Survival
23
Disadvantaged Kids and the Resource Deficit
51
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and author of several books, including the award-winning When the Bough Breaks. Founder and President of the National Parenting Association, she lectures widely thoughout the country. She currently lives in New York City.