When the bough breaks: the cost of neglecting our children

Front Cover
Basic Books, Jun 1, 1991 - Political Science - 346 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

10 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

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.