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Perceived Food and Labor Equity and School Attendance among Ugandan Children Living in Kin Care

Emerging research suggests that biological relatedness contributes to differential treatment between children being raised by kin and the biological children in the caregiver's household. This potential concern may be elevated especially when household resources are stretched thin. In this study, 518 Ugandan youth and their caregivers were interviewed individually, examining the association between relatedness and perceived food and work equity, and school attendance. Household income, but not relatedness, was negatively associated with food inequity.

Cross-National Differences in Special Education Coverage: An Empirical Analysis

This study investigated the role of educational and socioeconomic factors in explaining differences in national special education coverage. Data were derived from several international and governmental sources, targeting the year 2008 and covering 143 countries. Descriptive statistics revealed huge disparities in access to special education among countries.

Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms

This issue of Future of Children assesses past and current two-generation programs. But it goes much further than that. The editors identified six widely acknowledged mechanisms or pathways through which parents, and the home environment they create, are thought to influence children’s development: stress, education, health, income, employment, and assets. Understanding how these mechanisms of development work—and when, where, and how they harm or help—should aid us

Leading Early Educators for Success

Lead Early Educators for Success is a series of briefs written for leaders dedicated to promoting children’s learning and development through high-quality early education. The series focuses on supporting early educators to cultivate high-quality learning environments by revisiting assumptions that guide current policies and practices, outlining common pitfalls, and presenting actionable strategies for pressing issues.  

Building High Quality Early Support Systems for Children and Families: A Guide for State Policy

This policy guide is designed to provide state policymakers with a blueprint for developing better-coordinated early childhood support systems. Policymakers can build on the concrete action steps set out in this document and adapt the highlighted strategies to meet their own states' needs. This guide should help lawmakers take a fresh look at the delivery of early childhood supports in their own states and ask questions about how states can best promote and sustain early education systems.

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood.

Social Exclusion of Children: Developmental Origins of Prejudice

Over the past decade, developmental and social psychological research has explicitly adopted a developmental intergroup framework, integrating social and developmental psychology fields to understand the origins of social exclusion and prejudice. This article argues that a social developmental analysis of how groups and individuals experience, evaluate, and understand exclusion is essential for a complete picture of the human experience, interpretation, and consequences of exclusion.

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