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General Policy

Early Childhood Poverty: A Statistical Profile (March 2002)
Younghwan Song and Hsien-Hen Lu

Housing Strategies to Strengthen Welfare Policy and Support Working Families
April 2002, The Brookings Institution, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Research Brief, Barbara Sard and Margy Waller

Investing in Our Children: What We Know and Don't Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions
Lynn A. Karoly, Peter W. Greenwood, Susan S. Everingham, Jill Hoube, M.Rebecca Kilburn, C. Peter Rydell, Matthew R. Sanders, James R. Chiesa

Learning from Starting Points: Findings from the Starting Points Assessment Project
Jane Knitzer with the assistance of Fida Adely

Leaving Too Many Children Behind
A Demographer's View on the Tragic Neglect of America's Youngest Children

Lessons from the Field: Head Start Mental Health Strategies to Meet Changing Needs
Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Jane Knitzer

Low-Income Children in the United States: A Brief Demographic Profile

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Poorer Outcomes for Children in Welfare-Sanctioned Families
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Rebekah Levine Coley, Brenda J. Lohman, and Laura D. Pittman

Promoting Resilience: Helping Young Children and Parents Affected by Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence and Depression in the Context of Welfare Reform
Jane Knitzer

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