Abstracts: November 12th, 2007

Early in 2008 the US Academy of Sciences will publish ‘Reducing the Impact of Poverty on Health and Human Development’. This special Annals volume is part of a coordinated effort by 235 scientific journals around the world to draw attention to the theme of poverty and human development. Selected papers from the book are now available online. They describe the kinds of approaches that might be applied to addressing poverty and related problems.

The paper includes ‘The Long-term Effects of Head Start on Low-income Children’, ‘Education for All: An Imperative for Reducing Poverty’, ‘Improving the Health and Lives of People Living in Slums’ and ‘Psychological Costs of Growing up Poor’.

The papers are available at the Academy. http://www.nyas.org/landing/GTI/GTI.asp