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Inequality and Child Well-Being: Implications for Research

This paper reviews theories from several academic perspectives then summarizes a series of empirical studies that attempt to pinpoint variables that predict children’s attainment and/or adult outcomes. The main question considered is how much factors associated with family resources (primarily measured by household income and wealth) influence child outcomes.

Project: SEED National Initiative


Williams, T. (2001).  Inequality and child well-being: Implications for research (CSD Report No. CYSAPD 01-02).  St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.