<ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Irwin Nesoff, DSW </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor Social Work </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>www.costofwar.com </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
<ul><li>All social primary goods - liberty and opportunity, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect - are to be d...
<ul><li>In the year 2000 there were 301 billionaires </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 there were 400 billionaires </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Food Insecurity </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008 14.6% (17 million) of all US households experienced food insecurity. </l...
<ul><li>2007 Survey by US Conference of Mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Families with children comprise 23% of homeless populatio...
<ul><li>National Coalition for the Homeless </li></ul><ul><li>There are 200,000 homeless veterans on any given night </li>...
<ul><li>National Alliance to End Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>1999-2006 Funding for public housing declined by 25% </li>...
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
<ul><li>Homeless High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Recent report in Boston Globe </li></ul><ul><li>4.2% of Mass. High...
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
<ul><li>Prevention efforts that  include </li></ul><ul><li>mediation services that help families negotiate with their land...
<ul><li>Targeting services.  </li></ul><ul><li>Services designed to help families access and maintain stable housing </li>...
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. Hourly Wages One Adult One Adult, One Child Two Adul...
www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/ Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor,  Wheelock College  Boston, MA Monthly Expenses One Ad...
Irwin Nesoff, DSW  Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
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The Impact of the Economy on Children and Families

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A side presentation that highlights the negative impact of the current economic downside on children and families, with an emphasis on a social justice perspective.

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The Impact of the Economy on Children and Families

  1. 1. <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Irwin Nesoff, DSW </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>To the </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelock College </li></ul><ul><li>Political Caucus </li></ul><ul><li>February 24, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>www.costofwar.com </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  3. 3. <ul><li>All social primary goods - liberty and opportunity, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect - are to be distributed equally unless an unequal distribution of any or all of these goods is to the advantage of the least favored. </li></ul><ul><li>A theoretical person who, shrouded in a veil of ignorance, must design a just society without foreknowledge of his or her own status in that society, that individual will choose a system of justice that adequately provides for those positioned on the lowest rungs of society. The individual will do so because he or she may end up in such a disadvantaged position and will want to be adequately provided for. </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  4. 4. <ul><li>In the year 2000 there were 301 billionaires </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 there were 400 billionaires </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001 17.6% of all US families ha $0 net worth </li></ul><ul><li>By 2007 that number increased to 18.6% of all US families </li></ul><ul><li>From 1979-2005 the top 5% of income households saw an increase of 81% in their net worth </li></ul><ul><li>In that same period, the lowest 20% of income households saw a 1.1% decrease in their income </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Food Insecurity </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008 14.6% (17 million) of all US households experienced food insecurity. </li></ul><ul><li>An 11.1% increase in just one year </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  6. 6. <ul><li>2007 Survey by US Conference of Mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Families with children comprise 23% of homeless population </li></ul><ul><li>21 cities surveyed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 reported increases in homeless population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 reported increases in employed people who are homeless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 reported increases in people requesting food aid </li></ul></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  7. 7. <ul><li>National Coalition for the Homeless </li></ul><ul><li>There are 200,000 homeless veterans on any given night </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 vets experience homelessness in a 12 month period </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 children are homeless on any given night </li></ul><ul><li>1.35 million children experience homelessness in a twelve month period </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  8. 8. <ul><li>National Alliance to End Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>1999-2006 Funding for public housing declined by 25% </li></ul><ul><li>1997-2007 approximately 170,000 units of public housing were lost to deterioration </li></ul><ul><li>2004-2007 housing vouchers for poor families reduced by 150,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2004-2007 Federal funding for affordable housing and community development reduced by more than $114 billion </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  9. 9. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Homeless High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Recent report in Boston Globe </li></ul><ul><li>4.2% of Mass. High school students are homeless </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007 679,724 homeless HS students </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2008 794,617 homeless HS students </li></ul><ul><li>MCAS Test Scores </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. Homeless Youth General Population English 62% passed 90% passed Math 45% passed 85% passed Took test 33% 99%
  11. 11. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  12. 12. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  13. 13. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  14. 14. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  15. 15. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  16. 16. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  17. 17. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  18. 18. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Prevention efforts that include </li></ul><ul><li>mediation services that help families negotiate with their landlord, </li></ul><ul><li>financial assistance to help families pay for back rent or utilities, </li></ul><ul><li>emergency assistance in food, clothing, transportation vouchers, and other basic necessities. </li></ul><ul><li>Housing First. </li></ul><ul><li>a set of interventions designed to help families transition more rapidly out of the shelter system; it includes crisis intervention, re-housing quickly as possible, follow-up case management, and housing support services to prevent the reoccurrence of homelessness. </li></ul><ul><li>Housing assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>one-time payment of a security deposit and first month’s rent </li></ul><ul><li>short–term subsidy that helps families pay for housing for several months </li></ul><ul><li>or a subsidy of $100 to $300 per month for a year or more. </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  20. 20. <ul><li>Targeting services. </li></ul><ul><li>Services designed to help families access and maintain stable housing </li></ul><ul><li>as well as increase economic self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>improve family and child well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Data and planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Data is used help design plans to end homelessness, </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate programs </li></ul><ul><li>assess cost-effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>efficiently target scarce resources. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of plans and data allows communities to set specific goals and identify progress. </li></ul>Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  21. 21. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. Hourly Wages One Adult One Adult, One Child Two Adults Two Adults, One Child Two Adults, Two Children Living Wage $11.58 $21.00 $16.71 $26.16 $33.29 Poverty Wage $5.04 $6.68 $6.49 $7.81 $9.83 Minimum Wage $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
  22. 22. www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/ Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College Boston, MA Monthly Expenses One Adult One Adult, One Child Two Adults Two Adults, One Child Two Adults, Two Children Food $234 $381 $452 $599 $746 Child Care $0 $602 $0 $602 $1,065 Medical $93 $184 $186 $277 $368 Housing $955 $1,163 $955 $1,163 $1,163 Transportation $267 $463 $535 $730 $926 Other $193 $380 $387 $573 $760 Monthly After-Tax Income Required $1,743 $3,172 $2,515 $3,944 $5,027 Annual After-Tax Income Required $20,916 $38,065 $30,177 $47,326 $60,327 Annual Taxes $3,154 $5,600 $4,570 $7,065 $8,905 Annual Before Tax Income Required $24,089 $43,689 $34,764 $54,412 $69,250 Annual Living Wage Income $21,075 $38,220 $30,485 $47,611 $60,587 Annual Minimum Wage Income $14,560 $14,560 $29,120 $29,120 $29,120
  23. 23. Irwin Nesoff, DSW Associate Professor, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
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