Can Working Families Ever Win?
In a New Democracy Forum on Helping Parents Succeed at Work and Caregiving
By (author) Jody Heymann
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Can Working Families Ever Win? by Jody Heymann
Book DescriptionTaking on the American belief that creating a better life for your children is simply a matter of working hard, Jody Heymann argues that poor parents don't have a fair chance. Because essential supports are not provided, it is impossible for parents to succeed at work while caring well for their children. Because they can't get ahead, the health and education of their children suffer. Their children's potential to succeed is severely reduced.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807004531
(203mm x 134mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Children's Chances, Hardback (February 2013)» View all books by Jody Heymann
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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Author Biography - Jody Heymann
A frequent media commentator on issues of family and work, Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D., is founder and director of the Project on Global Working Families at Harvard University and author of "The Widening Gap." She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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