Friday, June 5, 2009

Recession-induced Child Poverty Can Be Enduring

A new report from First Focus has found
that children who fall into poverty during a recession fare worse far into adulthood than their peers who avoided it altogether. Specifically, children who are forced into poverty earn less, achieve lower levels of education, and are less likely to be gainfully employed over their lifetimes than those who avoided poverty. In addition, these children are more likely to be in poor health as adults.
For policies to reduce child poverty.

(Hat tip to Connect for Kids)

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