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It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world's richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) is poor, and every tenth child (7.1 million) is extremely poor. Children are the poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Every fourth infant, toddler and preschool child (5 million) is poor; 1 in 8 is extremely poor. A majority of our one- and two-year-olds are already children of color. In five years children of color who are disproportionately poor, nearly 1 in 3, will be a majority of all children in America and of our future workforce, military and consumers. But millions of them are unready for school, poorly educated and unprepared to face the future.

Solutions to Ending Poverty in the 21st Century: Part 2

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

The fact is that too many children in this country are born into poor, mostly single-parent homes with parents who don't have the ability to care for themselves let alone their children.

Same-Sex Parenting Study Triggers Firestorm

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/11/2012 04:59 PM EDT on LiveScience A new study claiming to find disadvantages for...

How Does Divorce Affect Kids Outside The U.S.?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Far too much of the research discussed in the American press focuses exclusively on studies that are done with American children.

What It Means To Be A Parentless Parent

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

For the first time in U.S. history, millions of children (and their parents) are actually vulnerable to having less time with their grandparents than more. A revolution is happening in the way generations are connected in America.