Article

Antipoverty Programs for Poor Children and Families

Janet Currie

in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780195393781
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195393781.013.0010

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Antipoverty Programs for Poor Children and Families

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Economics
  • Health, Education, and Welfare
  • Public Economics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article reviews research on the effects of programs that attempt to remediate the effects of poverty on children. It suggests that cash-benefit programs are unlikely to ever do enough to remediate the effects of child poverty. Instead, we need programs targeted to the specific problems facing poor children. It discusses the lessons learned about programs that work to reduce the effects of poverty.

Keywords: poverty alleviation; cash-benefit programs; child poverty; income

Article.  17230 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Health, Education, and Welfare ; Public Economics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.