Chapter 5. Growing Up in Poverty in Developed Countries

  1. J. Gavin Bremner2 and
  2. Theodore D. Wachs3
  1. Jondou J. Chen,
  2. Nina Philipsen Hetzner and
  3. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327588.ch5

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition

How to Cite

Chen, J. J., Hetzner, N. P. and Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010) Growing Up in Poverty in Developed Countries, in Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition (eds J. G. Bremner and T. D. Wachs), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327588.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Lancaster University, UK

  2. 3

    Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. Columbia University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332742

Online ISBN: 9781444327588

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Keywords:

  • Growing Up in Poverty in Developed Countries;
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
  • Variation in poverty rates across developed countries;
  • Addressing a dditional aspects of wealth and cost of living;
  • socioeconomic status (SES);
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC);
  • Food Stamp Program (FSP);
  • National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY);
  • Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME);
  • The investment model and the home environment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Why Study Children in Poverty?

  • The Nature of Poverty

  • Limitations in Studying Poverty and Children

  • Child Development Outcomes

  • Pathways of Poverty on Development

  • Conclusion: Policy Implications

  • References