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Taking 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 Details

ISBN: 9780807004531
ISBN-10: 0807004537
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 134mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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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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