Child Poverty In The United States

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More than one in five U.S. children live in official poverty today, with an even higher rate for Black and Hispanic children and for those in families headed by a single parent. Among the world’s 35 richest countries, the United States holds the distinction of ranking second highest in child poverty. A large body of research continues to document the negative effects of poverty on children and their later life outcomes. Children growing up in poverty complete less schooling, work and earn less as adults, are more likely to receive public assistance, and have poorer health. Boys growing up in poverty are more likely to be arrested as adults and their female peers are more likely to give birth outside of marriage. Researchers have estimated …show more content…
About 15 million children in the United States 21% of them live in families with incomes below the federal standards. According to,,“Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses.” These kids that families don't have that type of income cannot attend school because of expenses so in the future it would make it harder for the kids to find jobs. And the same process might keep on going on for generations. The United States ranks near the bottom of the pack of wealthy nations on a measure of child poverty. Child poverty isn't even a great look for our country it's actually a terrible look because there are kids on the streets trying to receive an education but cannot afford one. Our country would need to help these children in poverty to let them choose the lifestyle they want and what's life they have to live.While these kids are in poverty they receive diseases that can be deadly.Internationally, the orphan crisis caused by the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic remains a serious issue with long-term social consequences. So while they have attracted the disease they won't be able to go receive and education or even provide for their family.Poverty is the most relevant factor in determining the outcome of a person's educational journey, and in …show more content…
But if you are a low income citizen you will not have to pay as much this only really considers high income families. By doing this these children in poverty may be able to go to school change their lives and future for the better. We need to help these families and help their children change their life. I will love too see less kids off the street with smiling faces because they are able to attend a school.


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