Author(s): Mary Corcoran, Scott Boggess, Stephen P. Jenkins
This book consists of two papers, “”, by Stephen P Jenkins. “reviews U.S. evidence on cycles of disadvantage, or the question of how and to what extent economic and other background disadvantages are passed on to children by their parents. Economic disadvantages are shown to play a significant role in determining life incomes; however, other factors also play a role. In particular, the research examines the influence of family structure, neighborhood effects, transmission of welfare dependence, and social isolation. “ ” comments on the Boggess and Corcoran research and reviews the extent to which the findings for the about the role of poverty, the family, and other background influences in the determination of economic disadvantage are applicable to other countries (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies).
Publisher: Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
Year of Publication: 1999
Location: Wellington, New Zealand