- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation (November 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087154167X
- ISBN-13: 978-0871541673
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children
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"Higher Ground describes the results of the New Hope demonstration project in Milwaukee, one of the most creative social experiments of the past 25 years. It tells how New Hope was designed to help participants move into jobs, retain health insurance, and find effective child care. While not all results of the program were positive, they do show that good policies can make a difference in providing economic stability to low-income families. The lessons from New Hope, described in this book, should be part of the current public discussion. This is a book that students, researchers, and policy analysts will all find useful." -- Rebecca M. Blank, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
GREG J. DUNCAN is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research.
ALETHA C. HUSTON is the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor of Child Development in the department of human ecology at the University of Texas, Austin and associate director of the Population Research Center.
THOMAS S. WEISNER is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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The authors provide a detailed description of the program, as well as a clear explanation of the experiment's outcomes - both positive and negative - in comparison with a control group, and they evaluate its costs and benefits. The book also gives attention to several fascinating indirect consequences of the program. For example, participants in the program saw increased marriage rates and greater marital stability compared with non-participants, as well as decreased levels of domestic violence. Perhaps the most interesting results of the program on participants' families were the surprising improvements in children's grades and behavior at school, even after the program's end. Duncan, Huston, and Weisner's book is informative, interesting, and very readable. They present a compelling analysis of an innovative, exciting, and truly hopeful anti-poverty program.