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NCJ Number: 142184 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: National Cmssn on Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: National Cmssn on Children
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report focuses on the crisis facing the Nation's children and families, presents an agenda for the 1990s of the broad policy areas that are most vital to children and families, and summarizes commission recommendations for building the necessary commitment to achieve a better society.
Abstract: The commission's recommendations are directed to the public and private sectors and to both individuals and institutions. Its agenda for the 1990s includes ensuring income security, improving health, increasing educational achievement, preparing adolescents for adulthood, strengthening and supporting families, protecting vulnerable children and their families, making policies and programs work, and creating a moral climate for children. Implementation of commission recommendations will cost approximately $52 billion to $56 billion in new Federal funds in the first year. Approximately $40 billion of this total is for the refundable child tax credit which provides tax relief to families rearing children. A minority of commissioners chose not to endorse the recommendations contained within the majority health chapter and thus do not endorse the $9.1- billion expenditures. Social service programs account for most of the remainder of the expenditures. 126 notes, 6 figures, and 3 tables
Main Term(s): Child welfare; Social change
Index Term(s): Child development; Commission reports; Crisis intervention; Family crisis
Note: Final report
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