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  Volume 52, Number 2, April 2006

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From: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

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Special Issue: Promoting the Well-Being of Children and Youth in Urban America

Guest Editor: Hilary Horn Ratner and Gail Brumitt

Consulting Editors

p. iii | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0013


In Service to Children and Youth: Foreword to the Special Issue

pp. 171-175 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0018


Bridging Campus to Community in the Lives of Urban Children and Youth: Introduction to the Special Issue

pp. 176-188 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0016


Meeting Children's Needs: How Does the United States Measure Up?

pp. 189-215 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0014

Language, School Functioning, and Behavior Among African American Urban Kindergartners

pp. 216-238 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0012

Effects of Home and School Computer Use on School Readiness and Cognitive Development Among Head Start Children: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

pp. 239-263 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0010

Violence Exposure, IQ, Academic Performance, and Children's Perception of Safety: Evidence of Protective Effects

pp. 264-287 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0017

Gaining Options: A Mathematics Program for Potentially Talented At-risk Adolescent Girls

pp. 288-304 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0019

Predictors of Early Substance Use Among African American and Caucasian Youth From Urban and Suburban Communities

pp. 305-326 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0011

Predictors of Arab American Adolescent Tobacco Use

pp. 327-342 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0020

Trials, Tribulations, and Occasional Jubilations While Conducting Research with Homeless Children, Youth, and Families

pp. 343-364 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0021

How Can Basic Research on Children and Families Be Useful for the Policy Process?

pp. 365-375 | DOI: 10.1353/mpq.2006.0015

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