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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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

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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


Fractured Childhoods
A Matter of National Survival
Disadvantaged Kids and the Resource Deficit

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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.

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