You no longer follow Jane-at-the-rock

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Jane-at-the-rock

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Jane-at-the-rock

jlinder17

Charlestown, MA United States | Member Since 2005

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 40 ratings
  • 284 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (110)

    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India, Kenya to Indonesia, they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people, their needs, and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning....

    D. Martin says: "Excellent for non-economists"
    "Packed with surprising results"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Research-based insights that will surprise most of us. Must-read for the socially conscious. This book is packed with experimental-quality data and conclusions that gives us all the opportunity to help reduce poverty with initiatives that actually work.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
    • Narrated By Po Bronson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (939)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (339)

    NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring - because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

    Carin says: "I liked it and I don't even have kids."
    "Why didn't I have this book sooner?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Parenthood carries a load of guilt--for all the things we did wrong--and this book doesn't help. But I loved it anyway. I bought it for 4 of my friends immediately. It is non-fiction, but a page-turner all the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.