Poverty: Impact on Children & their
Foundation for Child Development:
Child Well-Being Index (2010 findings)
- The impact of the recession on children reached new lows in
- The recession wiped out virtually all progress for children
since 1975, in the family economic "well-being" domain.
- The rate of children living in poverty in 2010 was the
highest in 20 years.
- The number of detached youth increased in 2010.
- Risky behaviors increased in 2010.
- Child obesity will continue to rise, bringing down the health
15-19% child poverty rate (2009)
Missouri : 20-24%
child poverty rate (2009)
The number of children living in poverty increased 33% between
2000 and 2009. There are 3.8 million more children living in
poverty today than in 2000. Twenty-one percent of children
live in families that are considered officially poor; nine
percent of those live in extreme poor families, and an
additional 42% of U.S. children live in low-income families (above
poverty level but below $44,100 for a family of
four). Twenty-one percent of American households with
children experience food insecurity.
Source: Who are America's Poor Children? National Center for Children in