ERIC Number: ED415956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support: A New Approach to Child Well-Being [and] Health Care for All Our Children: We Can Make It Happen [and] Massachusetts Families: Working and Still Poor.
Massachusetts KIDS COUNT, Boston.
These three brochures discuss important issues related to child welfare. The first, "Family Support: A New Approach to Child Well-Being," summarizes this philosophy of community service. Family support is defined and differentiated from traditional services; its advantages are outlined; and specific family support programs in Massachusetts are briefly described. The second brochure, "Health Care for All Our Children: We Can Make It Happen," discusses the problem of uninsured children and what can be done about it. Information is presented on the health care gap in Massachusetts, a profile on uninsured families in the state in 1995, health effects for kids without health insurance, the costs incurred by lack of health care, and charges for preventable hospitalizations of uninsured children in the state. Programs such as the Children's Medical Security Plan (CMSP) are also described. The third brochure, "Massachusetts Families: Working and Still Poor," presents statistics on the state's working poor families, including the work effort of poor families with children in the mid-1990s, a profile of poor working families, a monthly budget for a four-person family with earnings 155 percent above poverty, the consequences of child poverty, why working families are poor, and employment shifts to low-paying industries and part-time jobs. This brochure concludes with strategies to support work and reduce poverty, such as improving child care, promoting affordable housing, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and raising the minimum wage. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts KIDS COUNT, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts