Child Well-Being and the Recession

According to a December, 2010, report by Stoneleigh Fellow David Rubin and colleagues, "since 2007, the United States has suffered its most serious economic contraction since the Great Depression. While experts debate whether it is a 'depression' or a 'recession' - and indeed whether it is even over - it is clear that we are experiencing the worst economic downturn in several generations. At 13.3 million in 2007, the number of children living in poverty was already high, but by 2009 the number rose dramatically to 15.5 million children (emphasis added) (or one in five children in the United States)."  Read the whole report here.

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