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Child Poverty Research Data & Publications

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  • 05/01/09
    Children in the States Factsheets
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in 2008 in each state.
  • 03/31/09
    Cradle to Prison PipelineĀ® State Factsheets
    These factsheets provide basic state-level data on the various issues related to the pipeline including poverty, health care, early childhood education, education, child welfare, juvenile justice system and incarceration, and community violence. They also provide action steps needed to protect and reroute children from the pipeline.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/30/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Important Free Help at Tax Time"
    Mabel Pichardo is a self-employed mother of two young children from New York City. She earned approximately $31,000 last year making ends meet through three different freelance jobs. In 2008, she had her tax returns prepared for free at the nonprofit Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation...
  • 03/23/09
    The New Economic Recovery Law: Resources to Help Children and the Economy
    CDF gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding and program activities available in your state and community. To ensure that children and families truly benefit from these increased funds, it is important to identify funding coming into your state that can be used to invest in children, families, and communities. These links will be updated on a regular basis, so check back frequently.
  • 03/16/09
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Refund Anticipation Loans
    This report finds that low-income families lose billions to predatory commercial tax preparers and highlights the importance of tax credits for working families in tough economic times.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/23/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Now Is the Time to Bail Our Poor Children and Families Out of Poverty"
    "As the current recession has turned into what may be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, we all witnessed televised coverage of the CEOs of big banks, investment houses, mortgage companies and auto makers testify before Congress and plead for financial bailouts. They argued that bankruptcy of these corporate behemoths would result in a national economic catastrophe..."
  • 01/23/09
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Ha llegado el momento de rescatar de la pobreza a nuestros niños y familias indigentes "
    Mientras la actual recesi??n se ha convertido posiblemente en la peor crisis econ??mica desde la Gran Depresi??n de los a??os 30, todos fuimos testigos por medio de la televisi??n de las declaraciones y s??plica por un rescate econ??mico de los CEOs (Directores ejecutivos) de grandes bancos, empresas de inversi??n, sociedades hipotecarias y compa|?as automovil??sticas. Sostuvieron que la bancarrota de tales colosos corporativos dar??a lugar a una cat??strofe econ??mica.
  • 01/12/09
    Letter from Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional Leadership Regarding the Stimulus Package
    A letter from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional leadership regarding the stimulus package asking Congress to immediately pass a stimulus package that helps low-income families (those most in need and who will spend the money immediately) by including temporary tax credits.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/26/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
    "As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C."
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Child Poverty and Race
    CDF's State of America's Chiladren 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report details the child poverty rates by state and race/ethnicity.
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