Basic Facts About Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States, 2008

2008 is the most recent year for which data are available. How many households have food insecurity among children? There are about 39.5 million households with children (approximately 34 percent of all households). 79 percent were food secure. 10.2 percent reported food security among adults only. 9.6 percent reported low food security among children. 1.2 […]

Who Are America’s Poor Children?: Examining Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States

This is an excerpt from the full report. Introduction Fourteen million children live in poor families (that is, families with income below the federal poverty level, which is $22,050 a year for a family of four in 2009). There is a wide body of research documenting the importance of family income for children’s health and […]

English Language Proficiency, Family Economic Security, and Child Development

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. Key Findings Over 55 million individuals spoke a language other than English at home in 2007, an increase of 140 percent from 1980. The number of Spanish speakers rose by more than 23.4 million between 1980 and 2007, a 211 percent increase. Twenty-one percent of children age […]