Policy

Making it work: Low-wage employment, family life, and child development

Yoshikawa, Hiro, Weisner, Thomas S., & Lowe, Edward (Eds.) (2006) New York: Russell Sage Foundation Description: Looks past the economic statistics to illustrate how different employment trajectories affect the social and emotional lives of poor women and their children. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Making-It-Work-Employment-Development/dp/0871549735

Higher Ground: New Hope for the working poor and their children

Duncan, Greg, Huston, Aletha, & Weisner, Thomas (2007) New York: Russell Sage Foundation Description: Describes an experimental program that boosted employment among the city’s poor while reducing poverty and improving children’s lives. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Ground-Working-Their-Children/dp/087154167X

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