Closing the opportunity gap for young children

Committee on Exploring the Opportunity Gap for Young Children from Birth to Age Eight, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Many young children in the United States are thriving and have access to the conditions and resources they need to grow up healthy. However, a substantial number of young children face more challenging conditions such as: poverty; food insecurity; exposure to violence; and inadequate access to health care, well-funded quality schools, and mental health care. In many cases, the historical origins of unequal access to crucial supports for children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development are rooted in policies that intentionally segregated and limited various populations' access to resources and create opportunity gaps that intertwine and compound to affect academic, health, and economic outcomes over an individual's life course and across generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherNational Academies Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780309694643
ISBN (Print)9780309694612
StatePublished - Nov 2 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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