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


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

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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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