With its amazing synthesis of evidence, Children's Chances
maps out what countries are now doing—and what more they can do—to address problems in the lives of children around the world. This book is a valuable resource, not just for agencies like Save the Children, but for individual citizens who champion all children's opportunities to develop to their fullest potential. (Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children)
Jody Heymann continues to be a leading voice for working families worldwide. With Children's Chances
, she provides key insights into how to promote healthy child development and reduce inequalities in child health. This book is essential for anyone who cares about improving the lives of children around the world. (Mark Schuster, Harvard Medical School)
This remarkable book brings together years of work that is both painstaking and inspired. Jody Heymann, with Kristen McNeill, proves with exhaustive country-by-country evidence the phenomenal difference that public policy makes in defeating child poverty and creating better lives. It is an enormously important achievement. (Peter Edelman, Georgetown University)
With sterling scholarship and masterful research, Heymann and McNeill's book offers a blueprint to advance the well-being of the world's children that is both much needed and optimistic. (Felton Earls, Harvard Medical School)
If we are to reach the millions of children who have been excluded from recent progress on child rights, we need to know where we stand today, and where we need to go tomorrow. We need tools that give us this crucial information, tools that share it, and tools that inspire and guide us. This book provides that inspiration and guidance, showing how crucial policies can guarantee the well-being of children worldwide. (Carol Bellamy, Past Executive Director, UNICEF)
No previous analysis has so conveniently compiled comprehensive global information about such a wide range of public policies related to child development.
(K. H. Jacobsen Choice
About the Author
Jody Heymann is Dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.