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N - , f ;~ ~0 pad - cm H~ - 1 N~- Summary of a Research Briefing Anne Bricigman and Deborah Phillips, Editors Board on Children, Youth, and Families Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education National Research Council Institute of Medicine NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1998

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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under Con- tract No. NO1-HD-6-3253. The project was also supported by Contract No. 96-0111 between the National Acad- emy of Sciences and the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Contract 940-1191 - 1 between the NAS and the Ford Foun dation; Contract 96160394 between the NAS and the W.T. Grant Foundation; Contract B-6347 between the NAS and the Carnegie Corporation of New York; and an unnumbered contract between the NAS and the Founda- tion for Child Development. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publica tion are those of the authorks) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that pro vided support for this project. For a list of members of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, see page 57. For a list of participants at the research briefing on welfare and children's development, see page 58. For a list of other reports of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, see page 60. International Standard Book Number 0-309-06085-0 Additional copies of this report are available from: National Academy Press 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 Call 800-624-6242 or 202-334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area). This report is also available on line at Printed in the United States of America Copyright 1998 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 11