Child Poverty Research Data & Publications

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  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Child Poverty and Income
    The fifth section of CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report, "Child Population" provides data on the number and percentage of children living in poverty and extreme poverty in each state, racial/ethnic and geographic breakdowns, the number of children living in poverty over time, AFDC/TANF benefit levels and participation and data on child support enforcement.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/18/08
    Child Watch® Column: "A Christmas Prayer to End Poverty in Our Time"
    As 2.1 billion Christians in our world prepare to celebrate the birth of the most famous poor baby in history, I hope they and all peoples will commit to helping all the poor babies in our rich nation and world find a place in our hearts and at our tables of plenty.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/12/08
    Child Watch® Column: "America's Sixth Child"
    "On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title: "Why America May Go to Hell." In his 1968 call for a Poor People's Campaign, he warned that "America is going to hell if we don't use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life."
  • 08/01/08
    Trends in Child Poverty and Extreme Child Poverty
    Fact sheet on trends in child poverty and extreme child poverty and broken down by race.
  • 08/01/08
    Child Poverty in America
    This primer on child poverty provides information on the definition of poverty; basic facts about child poverty; how poverty affects children's health, food security, early development, home and family environment, education, and crime; the economic and social costs of child poverty; and public programs that combat child poverty.
  • 08/01/08
    Trends in Child Poverty and Extreme Child Poverty
    Fact sheet on trends in child poverty and extreme child poverty and broken down by race.
  • 08/01/08
    Child Poverty in America
    This primer on child poverty provides information on the definition of poverty; basic facts about child poverty; how poverty affects children's health, food security, early development, home and family environment, education, and crime; the economic and social costs of child poverty; and public programs that combat child poverty.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/09/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Washington's Two Economies—A Growing Income Gap"
    Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, is one of the great cities of the world. Tourists come here from around the globe to enjoy its world-class museums and art galleries and visit its columned edifices of gleaming marble...
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/02/08
    Child Watch® Column: "We Must End Child Hunger Now"
    "In America, millions of low-income families struggle each month to obtain a minimally adequate diet. In 2006, 12.6 million children and 22.9 million adults lived in households struggling against hunger, and those numbers are expected to grow amid a weakening economy..."
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Mississippi RAL Report - Counties with Highest Number of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, "Total Dollars Lost to Tax Preparation Fees, Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RACs) in Mississippi Counties with the Highest Percentage of EITC Returns with RALs, Tax Year 2005," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Mississippi" a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
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