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Wilson-Simmons, Renée; Jiang, Yang; Aratani, Yumiko – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Despite the multitude of obstacles that low-income parents face, many of them succeed in helping their children flourish. They raise children who possess the social-emotional competence needed to develop and keep friendships; establish good relationships with parents, teachers, and other adults; and experience a range of achievements that…
Descriptors: Parents, Low Income Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Child Rearing
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Children, Elementary School Students, Profiles
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Family Income, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Poverty, Geographic Distribution, Socioeconomic Background
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Family Income, Poverty, Demography
Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel; Ekono, Mercedes; Robbins, Taylor; Nagarur, Mahathi – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
As states work to strengthen supports for young children's mental health, often with the goal of reducing the incidence of costly conditions at later ages, they face the question of how to finance new or expanded services. This brief examines states' use of Medicaid as a key source of funding for early childhood mental health (ECMH) services. It…
Descriptors: Social Services, Financial Support, Young Children, Mental Health
Ekono, Mercedes; Jiang, Yang; Smith, Sheila – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016
A U.S. family of three living in deep poverty survives on an annual income below $9,276, or less than $9.00 a day per family member. The struggle to raise children on such a meager income is not a rare circumstance among U.S. families, especially those with young children. Currently, 11 percent of young children (0-9 years) live in households with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Family Income, Child Health
Wilson-Simmons, Renée; Dworsky, Amy; Tongue, Denzel; Hulbutta, Marikate – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016
The Affordable Care Act includes language that requires states to provide Medicaid coverage to youth who were in foster care in their state before aging out of the child welfare system. However, most states have interpreted the law differently for youth who move to their state after aging out, determining that automatic Medicaid coverage is an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Services, Access to Health Care, Foster Care
Lawrence, Sharmila; Smith, Sheila; Banerjee, Rashida – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young children's access to high quality inclusive preschool programs (HHS/DOE, 2015). This brief builds on…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Inclusion, Outcomes of Education, Child Development
Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2015
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Being a child in a low-income or poor family does not happen by chance. Parental education and…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Persons, Children, Low Income Groups
Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2015
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Similarly, among children in middle childhood (age 6 through 11 years), 45 percent live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, Incidence
Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2015
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Young children under age 6 years appear to be particularly vulnerable, with 48 percent living in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, Incidence
Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2015
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Our very youngest children--infants and toddlers under age 3 years--appear to be particularly…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, Incidence
Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2015
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Among our oldest children--adolescents age 12 through 17 years--41 percent live in low-income…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, Incidence
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