Will Child Poverty Ever End

Will child poverty ever end or will it continue to increase? Child poverty is a huge problem that this world is facing today. This problem effects children studies and their living situation. Most low-income families are barely making enough to provide for themselves and their children. It seems like there are some possibilities to solve this matter, but on the other hand the percentage of child poverty could increase as well. Child poverty is a very inconsistent problem because even though contributing money to the low-income families can be helpful, this situation will continually go on if there isn’t any other solution. By delaying childbirth could be a way to decrease child poverty as well as it could be a huge problem. In the article, …show more content…
According to the article “How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today” by Marian Edelman, discusses a report of children living in poverty among black, white and Hispanic children. Based on the report, every other baby is a colored baby and every 1 in 2 black babies are poor. White children are the least poor compared to blacks and Hispanics. There is an estimate of 14.7 million poor children living in the United States. This is definitely a huge problem considering the fact that we live in the world’s richest economy yet, there are so many poor children living in the United States. An organization called The Children’s Defense Funds estimated a cost of 77.2 billion a year in order to try to reduce child poverty. “If our political leaders put common good, common sense and economic sense for children first to improve the lives and futures of millions of children, and save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year,” (Edelman, 1 ). According to the report, this could be a massive …show more content…
More than half of children in public school are living in poverty and the percentage of low-income families are rising. Back in 2000, there were only 38 percent of students with free or reduced price lunches. Students from low-income families most likely have different needs from middle and high-income families such as medical problems or behavioral issues. In “Delaware 's child poverty rate remains high,” by Jen Rini, she mentions “Many wonder when their next meal will be. School may be the only place where they can find clean clothes,” (Rini, 1). A lot of children in poverty depend on school meals because of the living situation that they’re

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