American Childhood: Risks and Realities by Dona Schneider Ph.D. M.P.H. PDF

By Dona Schneider Ph.D. M.P.H.

ISBN-10: 081352170X

ISBN-13: 9780813521701

ISBN-10: 0813521718

ISBN-13: 9780813521718

What is going on to American adolescence this present day? there's a mountain of statistics amassed approximately our kids, however it is frequently not easy to grasp what the numbers suggest. Dona Schneider argues that "sound- chunk information" on teenage being pregnant or baby abuse can lie to us and create undesirable public coverage. yet a better examine those self same data may give us a window on tomorrow's public overall healthiness and social problems.

To exhibit how the information can either hide and spotlight difficulties, Schneider alternates a dialogue of the numbers with brilliant encounters with person little ones and adults: the middle-class black highschool student's offhand clarification approximately easy methods to get a gun; an important information bureau employees astonishment at his personal class as Hispanic; a tender woman's excitement in conserving down a task after lecturers pushed aside her as studying disabled; and a latchkey kid's nightmare of coming domestic from university to an empty residence while she was once sick.

This booklet publications us throughout the morass of numbers bandied approximately to explain the country of America's children—what the numbers let us know and what they don't—and it deals a decision for motion. accomplished in its remedy of all teams of youngsters and obtainable fashionable, this e-book is vital for somebody concerned with childrens in American society.

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