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What Money Can't Buy: Family Income and Children's Life Chances

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Children from poor families generally do a lot worse than children from affluent families. They are more likely to develop behavior problems, to score lower on standardized tests, and to become adults in need of public assistance.

Susan Mayer asks whether income directly affects children's life chances, as many experts believe, or if the factors that cause parents to have l
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published April 30th 1997)
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Louis Bouchard
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book draws no strong conclusions, but the available data didn't allow for strong conclusions.
It makes some effort to be ideologically fair, when explaining policies and rationale. It's almost written to make no one happy in this regard.
Importantly, for a book of this type, the author is very clear about her sources and how her work was done.
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