Emerging Issues in Child Well-Being

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  • While the official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, there's a lot of controversy over how poverty should be measured, and still more over how we should view proximity to poverty, the people who aren't poor but are dangerously close to it. Here's another way of looking at that. The Corporation for Enterprise Development has released its annual assets and opportunity scorecard, scoring the states on how well they promote household financial security through jobs, education, health care, housing and financial assets. Do states support very small businesses? Do they provide quality public education and incentives to college savings? Do they have a minimum wage above the federal minimum and provide cost of living adjustments? Do they provide tax credits to low-income families and prohibit predatory payday lenders?financial asset scorecardThe scorecard finds that the asset poverty rate of American households is 27.1 percent
  • While the official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, there's a lot of controversy over how poverty should be measured, and still more over how we should view proximity to poverty, the people who aren't poor but are dangerously close to it. Here's another way of looking at that. The Corporation for Enterprise Development has released its annual assets and opportunity scorecard, scoring the states on how well they promote household financial security through jobs, education, health care, housing and financial assets. Do states support very small businesses? Do they provide quality public education and incentives to college savings? Do they have a minimum wage above the federal minimum and provide cost of living adjustments? Do they provide tax credits to low-income families and prohibit predatory payday lenders?financial asset scorecardThe scorecard finds that the asset poverty rate of American households is 27.1 percent
  • Liquid asset poverty, a measure that excludes hard-to-get-rid-of things like houses and cars, is still higher, at 43.1 percent. That means a great many people who are working now, who aren't showing up on traditional poverty measures, are leading incredibly fragile lives and could easily be thrown into poverty by any crisis. As with almost every measure of this kind, there are huge racial gaps—34.1 percent of white households are in liquid asset poverty, in contrast to 64.6 percent of households of color.
  • Emerging Issues in Child Well-Being

    1. 1. Emerging Issues in Child Well-Being Barb Bradley President & CEO March 12, 2012 www.ncchild.org
    2. 2. This presentation is available online at http://slidesha.re/wVziui View, print, download or share this presentation with your network.Communities In Schools| March 12, 2012
    3. 3. About Action for Children North Carolina Since 1983, Action For Children has used data and research to promote better outcomes for North Carolina’s children and families. Our vision is that North Carolina will be the best place to be and raise a child. Our mission is to advocate for child well-being by educating and engaging all people across the state to ensure that children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success. Action for Children is the North Carolina partner for the KIDS COUNT project, a national and state-level initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation which seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions by tracking quantitative indicators of child well-being.Communities In Schools| March 12, 2012
    4. 4. Mapping Child Well-Being All children are safe in All children have their homes, schools and economic security. communities. Healthy Children All children are provided the opportunity and All children are healthy. resources to succeed in their educationCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
    5. 5. All children are safe in All children have their homes, schools and economic security. communities. Healthy Children All children are provided the opportunity and All children are healthy. resources to succeed in their educationCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
    6. 6. CHILD POVERTY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 2009U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Report: Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009 (P60-238)U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, http://www.census.gov/acs/www/National Center for Children in Poverty: www.nccp.orgCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
    7. 7. CHANGES IN CHILD POVERTY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 2007-2009U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Report: Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009 (P60-238)U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, http://www.census.gov/acs/www/National Center for Children in Poverty: www.nccp.orgCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
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    10. 10. MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS ARE 3 MONTHS’ AWAY FROM POVERTY 2012 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard, CFEDCommunities In Schools| March 12, 2012
    11. 11. STATES WITH HIGH RATES OF PRE-RECESSION LIQUID ASSET POVERTY AND PROLONGED UNEMPLOYMENT ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE SOUTH Source: Corporation for Enterprise Development and U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsCommunities In Schools| March 12, 2012
    12. 12. All children are safe in All children have their homes, schools and economic security. communities. Healthy Children All children are provided the opportunity and All children are healthy. resources to succeed in their educationCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
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    15. 15. All children are safe in All children have their homes, schools and economic security. communities. Healthy Children All children are provided the opportunity and All children are healthy. resources to succeed in their educationCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
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    20. 20. All children are safe in All children have their homes, schools and economic security. communities. Healthy Children All children are provided the opportunity and All children are healthy. resources to succeed in their educationCommunities In Schools | March 12, 2012
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    22. 22. Per Pupil Spending Cuts range from .03% to 24.1%Communities In Schools| March 12, 2012
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    24. 24. For more information visitKIDS COUNT DATA CENTER: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/ Or Contact Barb Bradley President & CEO Action for Children North Carolina barb@ncchild.org | 919-834-6623

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