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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.


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.