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Disadvantaged from Birth: Low Birth Weight and Socioeconomic Class
This paper looks into both the causes of LBW [low birth weight] and its consequences on the physical and cognitive development of children and their resilience. It investigates how socioeconomic class can be involved in ...
Oral Health Disparities: A gradient remedied through educational programs
Dental health in the context of larger health in the United States is a vital area of research as it has a direct impact on overall health, equality of opportunity in the work force, and generational dental health. This ...
Disaster Aid in Pakistan: An Opportunity for Maternal and Child Health Reform
This paper first examines the health concerns in Pakistan before and after the 2010 flooding and then proposes a model for meeting Pakistan’s most severe health needs. The model emphasizes supporting the goals and requirements ...
No Child Left Behind and the Achievement Gap: Disadvantaged Students Are No Better Off Than Before. Now What?
It is clear that students are entering school with gaps, but from factors that are somewhat malleable. There is a potential for recovery from coming in with gaps, particularly related to health and nutrition. Tanner et al ...
Holistic Approaches to Early Childhood Education as Seen in The Perry Preschool, The Carolina Abecedarian Project, The Chicago Child Parent Centers, and Head Start
Simple educational preschool programs are often not enough to compensate for the negative aspects of poverty. Evidence from “compensatory and regular preschool programs generally indicates weak and inconsistent effects on ...