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Ten Important Questions About Child Poverty and Family Economic Hardship

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty

Author(s): Nancy K. Cauthen; Sarah Fass

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: child poverty; low-wage work

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This publication answers commonly asked questions about the scope and severity of poverty and economic hardship in the United States, and poverty's effects on children and society more generally. It also identifies and discusses strategies to reduce hardship and improve family economic security.