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Kurtz, Michael D.; Conway, Karen S.; Mohr, Robert D. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2021
Nationwide, over half a million children live in households that report very low food security among children, meaning a child is not eating enough, going hungry, skipping a meal, or not eating for a full day because the household can't afford food. School meals fill an important gap in meeting household food demand during the week but cannot meet…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Hunger, Economically Disadvantaged
Schaefer, Andrew; Mattingly, Marybeth; Johnson, Kenneth M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2016
The negative consequences of growing up in a poor family are well known. Poor children are less likely to have timely immunizations, have lower academic achievement, are generally less engaged in school activities, and face higher delinquency rates in adolescent years. Each of these has adverse impacts on their health, earnings, and family status…
Descriptors: Poverty, Rural Areas, Children, Economically Disadvantaged
Staunton, Michael S.; Jaffee, Eleanor M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2014
In this brief, authors Michael Staunton and Eleanor Jaffee review the key findings and recommendations from research conducted in the first half of the Coös Youth Study, which began in 2008 and is planned to continue through 2018. The study explores young people's decisions about their educational and job opportunities in rural northern New…
Descriptors: Youth, Longitudinal Studies, Decision Making, Geographic Location