The mismatch between research and policy in ecd. The elderly can vote, whereas children can"t, so policies and money is directed at those that can vote. The social and economic under which people live that determine their health: ses, education, relationships, government, policies, etc. A strong and consistent association between socioeconomic status and a variety of development and health outcomes throughout the life-course. Relationship between literacy skills and socio-economic status for youth. Look at what is needed to become a healthy adult. Change in cognitive complexity of jobs, 1971 to 1991. Threats to well being of children: increase in child abuse. Children changing schools three or more times before age 11. Percent of preschoolers with problem scores by residential mobility. The goal that 90% of their students would read at or above grade level by the end of third. Average kindergarten children on the first day of school.