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Child Poverty Research Data & Publications

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  • 11/21/14
    Child Poverty in America 2013: Federal safety net programs cut child poverty by 40 percent.
    According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on October 16, 2014, federal safety net programs kept 8.2 million children, more than 11 percent of children, out of poverty in 2013, and cut the child poverty rate from 27.5 percent to 16.4 percent, a 40 percent reduction (see Figure and Table 1). These numbers are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which, unlike the official poverty measure, takes into account the impact of safety net benefits and necessary expenses on the resources available to families, as well as geographic differences in housing costs.
  • 11/07/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Shining Like a Diamond"
    “I decided that my education was the most important thing that I could ever have, because without your education, you can’t do much in this world. Some people find out the hard way. I did not want to be one of those people.
  • 11/07/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Learning to Love What You Have"
    “I decided that my education was the most important thing that I could ever have, because without your education, you can’t do much in this world. Some people find out the hard way. I did not want to be one of those people.
  • 11/07/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Embracing Who You Are"
    “I decided that my education was the most important thing that I could ever have, because without your education, you can’t do much in this world. Some people find out the hard way. I did not want to be one of those people.
  • 10/24/14
    Child Watch® Column: "The Real Monsters"
    Sadly, too many children do not have normal or safe or protected lives and their monsters are real. They do not have closets in many homeless shelters or on the streets or church steps where they sometimes live with homeless parents. They are not safe in drug and violence infested neighborhoods and suffer chronic hunger especially on weekends and during long summer months when school is out.
  • 10/24/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Closer to the Finish Line"
    With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination.
  • 10/17/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Good News for Children When Congress Works Together"
    While we rarely hear good news these days about Congress, I have some to share. Continuing a long tradition of bipartisan leadership on behalf of abused and neglected children, last month both the House and the Senate passed and the President signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980/P.L. 113-183). This new legislation improves the child welfare system to prevent children and youths in foster care from becoming victims of sex trafficking and protects foster care youths who are already victims.
  • 10/10/14
    Child Watch® Column: "What About the Girls?"
    On June 1, 1996 the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) convened with over three thousand co-sponsoring organizations, including the NAACP and many others in the civil rights community, the largest rally for children in our nation’s history. Over 200,000 parents, grandparents, child advocates, religious leaders, and others of every race, age, faith, and discipline from all walks of life gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial to Stand for Children™. Mrs. Parks, honorary co-chair with Rosie O’Donnell, provided an iconic statement that still holds true today as Black children are sliding backwards and child poverty levels are indefensible in our wealthy nation. In 1997 she and Rosie O’Donnell co-chaired the follow-up local Stand for Healthy Children Day.
  • 10/10/14
    Child Watch® Column: "What About the Girls?"
    On June 1, 1996 the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) convened with over three thousand co-sponsoring organizations, including the NAACP and many others in the civil rights community, the largest rally for children in our nation’s history. Over 200,000 parents, grandparents, child advocates, religious leaders, and others of every race, age, faith, and discipline from all walks of life gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial to Stand for Children™. Mrs. Parks, honorary co-chair with Rosie O’Donnell, provided an iconic statement that still holds true today as Black children are sliding backwards and child poverty levels are indefensible in our wealthy nation. In 1997 she and Rosie O’Donnell co-chaired the follow-up local Stand for Healthy Children Day.
  • 10/03/14
    Child Watch® Column: "Don’t Mess with CHIP: Seventeen Years of Success"
    On June 1, 1996 the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) convened with over three thousand co-sponsoring organizations, including the NAACP and many others in the civil rights community, the largest rally for children in our nation’s history. Over 200,000 parents, grandparents, child advocates, religious leaders, and others of every race, age, faith, and discipline from all walks of life gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial to Stand for Children™. Mrs. Parks, honorary co-chair with Rosie O’Donnell, provided an iconic statement that still holds true today as Black children are sliding backwards and child poverty levels are indefensible in our wealthy nation. In 1997 she and Rosie O’Donnell co-chaired the follow-up local Stand for Healthy Children Day.
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