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The Invisible Safety Net:
Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families
Janet M. Currie

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"This book is a must for all who are interested in improving the lives of children growing up in adversity. Its depth of scholarship documents how the 'invisible safety net' of programs in medical care, nutrition, housing, and early child care and preschool education have improved the lives of children and families even as welfare programs were being reduced. The author is analytic and incisive; the scholarship is impressive. This is a very creative approach to dealing with one of our society's basic problems."--Julius B. Richmond, MD, Harvard University, author of The Health Care Mess: How We Got Into It and What It Will Take To Get Out

"This book provides a clear summary of how key U.S. antipoverty programs operate, with evidence on what they do (and don't) accomplish. It's a book that any policy analyst with an interest in poverty should have on the shelf."--Rebecca M. Blank, University of Michigan, author of It Takes a Nation

"An extraordinarily important and well written book with an impeccable synthesis of the most credible existing research."--David Zimmerman, Williams College

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