Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Resource: Basic Facts about Low Income Children

There are a number of factors associated with children experiencing economic insecurity - for example both race and ethnicity and parental educational attainment are associated with the likelihood a child experiencing poverty. In order for policymakers to ensure that in the future all children grow up in economically secure and stable families – it is important to understand the facts about children in low-income households. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) recently released, Basic Facts about Low Income Children, 2010. This fact sheet includes the most current data available on children living in low income households in the United States. The fact sheet includes geographic and demographic information regarding low income children as well as general facts about poverty and rates of low income households in the United States.

For results-based state policy strategies for ensuring children grow up in safe supportive and economically successful families visit