Robert Halpern

Professor Robert Halpern examines the reasons for what some are calling an epidemic of inactivity among low- and moderate-income children and youth and discusses what it might take to address this problem. He examines the potential roles of after-school and youth programs and of organized youth sports, as well as such broader responses as renewing outdoor play and recreation spaces and reinstating recess in school.

This study was published in Critical Issues in After-School Programming, a monograph of the Herr Research Center
for Children and Social Policy exploring the expectations, goals, potential, and challenges of after-school care in the United States at the start of the 21st century.

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