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Poverty: Impact on Children & their Families

Poverty: Impact on Children and Families Workshop (May 7, 2011) presentations are archived here:

Effect of Poverty on Health - Culture of Poverty -
Poverty:Current Issues for Children & Families in Kansas

Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers Report  released May 3, 2011 finds that the United States spends only one half of 1 percent of the federal budget fighting global poverty, but reaps big rewards. See the full report.

Foundation for Child Development:

  • The impact of the recession on children reached new lows in 2010.
  • 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 domain
    See the  full report 

 Kansas: 15-19% child poverty rate (2009) 

State of MissouriMissouri : 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 Poverty

Child Health Reports

Poverty Statistics

Poverty and Health (Information Resources)

PubMed Bibliographies (selected)

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