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Britain's War on Poverty by Jane Waldfogel

Published By: New York: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 978-0-87154-897-9
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: James P. Ziliak of University of Kentucky
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r8
Review Pages: 453-55

Book Review Abstract

James P. Ziliak of University of Kentucky reviews "Britain’s War on Poverty" by Jane Waldfogel. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Explores the story of Britain's war on child poverty and considers lessons for future antipoverty efforts both in Britain and elsewhere. Discusses one in four children living in poverty in 1999; promoting work and making work pay; increasing financial support for families with children; investing i...."
Explores the story of Britain's war on child poverty and considers lessons for future antipoverty efforts both in Britain and elsewhere. Discusses one in four children living in poverty in 1999; promoting work and making work pay; increasing financial support for families with children; investing in children in the early years; investing in school-age children; ten years later; the next steps for Britain; and lessons for the United States and other countries. Waldfogel is Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Index.


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James P. Ziliak of University of Kentucky


JEL Classifications

I32: Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
I38: Welfare and Poverty: Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
J13: Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth


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