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A New Appreciation of Fatherhood
September 22, 1999... Policies on paternity and child support are evolving in a positive direction, says family policy expert Elizabeth Peters. And they may have the added benefit of getting fathers more involved with their children. While many of today's children are reportedly spending more time than ever...
Income Tax Credits,
September 22, 1999... Not Minimum Wage Hike, Will Benefit the Working Poor THE MINIMUM WAGE is an outdated mechanism that does not help the working poor fight poverty, asserts a Cornell economist. In fact, he says, 83 percent of minimum-wage benefits go to teenagers and other workers living in families above the...
National Nutrition Education Program
September 22, 1999... Has Helped New Yorkers for 30 Years WHEN CHARLIE ROCK HILL a single father of two young teenagers, lost his job after a back injury, his income plummeted to $148 a week, which he supplemented with $86 a month in food stamps. "After buying a few TV dinners and a few meals at a fast food...
The Recipe for Happy, Retired Husbands-
September 22, 1999... Go Back to Work! RETIRED MEN WHO return to work report the highest morale and lowest levels of depression--especially if their wives remain at home--compared with other couples, both working and retired, according to a new college study. Recently retired stay-at-home wives, though, seem...
Sustaining Our Connections through Families and Communities
September 22, 1999... All families face numerous challenges today in balancing work and family responsibilities, in creating a nurturing environment for their children, in coping with an increasing level of violence, and in struggling with a changing health care system. These challenges are even greater for...