Synthesizing the Results

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

in Targeting Investments in Children

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226475813
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226475837 | DOI:
Synthesizing the Results

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The goal of this chapter is to evaluate the poverty-reducing impact of these interventions, and it is in this dimension that additional analysis of the programs that would appear to help accomplish that task is pursued. Among these programs, the question then becomes which of these policies works the best. As different interventions target different outcomes, a direct comparison of their benefits is difficult. The summaries provided in the chapter suggest that interventions can be categorized into three groups: (1) those that do not seem to have an any impact on children's outcomes, (2) those that seem to have an impact on children's outcomes, but not in any way that may lead to subsequent poverty reduction, and (3) those that may reduce the likelihood that the child is poor later in life.

Keywords: poverty status; young children; adulthood; children's earnings

Chapter.  9396 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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