When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children

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HarperPerennial, 1991 - Political Science - 427 pages
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From the author of A Lesser Life, a compelling, meticulously researched study of the shocking plight of America's children--rich and poor. Hewlett demonstrates in detail exactly how the U.S. has fallen so far behind other countries in its commitment to children.

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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children

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A searing critique of the American family, our corporate leaders and public officials. American children, contends economist Hewlett (The Cruel Dilemmas of Development, 1980), are victims of private ... Read full review

When the bough breaks: the cost of neglecting our children

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Hewlett, an economist, consultant, lecturer, and a volunteer with homeless children, has produced a powerful, extensively researched and often shocking book that explores the plight of a vast number ... Read full review

Contents

Fractured Childhoods
1
A Matter of National Survival
13
Disadvantaged Kids and the Resource Deficit
41
Copyright

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