Children's Chances

Children's Chances

by Jody Heymann
     
 

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Children’s Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.

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Children’s Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.

Editorial Reviews

Carol Bellamy
If we are to reach the millions of children who have been excluded from recent progress on child rights, we need to know where we stand today, and where we need to go tomorrow. We need tools that give us this crucial information, tools that share it, and tools that inspire and guide us. This book provides that inspiration and guidance, showing how crucial policies can guarantee the well-being of children worldwide.
Jasmine Whitbread
With its amazing synthesis of evidence, Children's Chances maps out what countries are now doing—and what more they can do—to address problems in the lives of children around the world. This book is a valuable resource, not just for agencies like Save the Children, but for individual citizens who champion all children's opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.
Mark Schuster
Jody Heymann continues to be a leading voice for working families worldwide. With Children's Chances, she provides key insights into how to promote healthy child development and reduce inequalities in child health. This book is essential for anyone who cares about improving the lives of children around the world.
Peter Edelman
This remarkable book brings together years of work that is both painstaking and inspired. Jody Heymann, with Kristen McNeill, proves with exhaustive country-by-country evidence the phenomenal difference that public policy makes in defeating child poverty and creating better lives. It is an enormously important achievement.
Felton Earls
With sterling scholarship and masterful research, Heymann and McNeill's book offers a blueprint to advance the well-being of the world's children that is both much needed and optimistic.
Choice - K. H. Jacobsen
No previous analysis has so conveniently compiled comprehensive global information about such a wide range of public policies related to child development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674070905
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Jody Heymann is Dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.

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