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Among the most important indicators of the
economic well-being of families is their annual real
(inflation adjusted) income. The annual incomes
reported in this research brief include all cash income
received by all family members 16 and older in the form
of wages and salaries, self-employment income, interest,
rents, dividends, cash public income transfers
(unemployment insurance, TANF benefits, disability
payments, Social Security payments, general relief),
alimony, child support, and private pensions.
CDF's Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state data on gun violence in America. This report provides the latest statistics on firearm deaths by race, age and manner; highlights state gun violence trends and efforts to prevent child access to guns; dispels common myths about guns; and explains the significance of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gun ownership.
A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2013 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in the states.
Medicaid has provided hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities – many from communities of color – with comprehensive health coverage that enables them to become strong, productive members of society. Without Medicaid's strong protections, coverage guarantee and individualized health and mental health care, many of these children would become a financial burden on the U.S. taxpayer.
This fact sheet highlights the new poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2010. The number of children in poverty increased by 950,000 between 2009 and 2010, rising from 15.5 million to 16.4 million – or over one in five children in America.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its findings on the annual incomes, earnings, and poverty status of the nation's population in 2010. On the poverty front, the news was not good. For the third straight year in a row, the number of people of all ages living in poverty rose, reaching 46.2 million individuals in 2010, a record high number, equivalent to 15.1 percent of the national population.
The 2000-2010 decade has been referred to as a "Lost Decade" for the U.S. economy. It was the first time in post-World War II history that the nation ended the decade with fewer payroll wage and salary jobs than when the decade began in 2000, and employment rates for all those under 55 years of age fell over the ten-year period.
The decade of 2000-2010 was in many respects a lost decade for the U.S. economy, especially in terms of its labor market performance. Total wage and salary payroll employment (private and public sector combined) failed to experience any net growth over the decade.
Young families with children, along with racial minorities and youth, have been hit the hardest by the economic downturn widening already existing inequalities. The Great Recession of 2007-2009 has caused nine million more Americans to fall in to poverty in the past three years, 2.6 million Americans this year alone, raising the total number of Americans in poverty to a new record high of 46.2 million people.