Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Aged 6 through 11

For comparable information about all children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 18, or about infants and toddlers, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 3, or about young children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 6, or about adolescent children, see Basic Facts […]

Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 3

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Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 6

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Young Children project. For comparable information about all children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 18, or about infants and toddlers, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Under Age 3, or about young children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children […]

Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2009: Children Aged 12 through 17

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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 […]

Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health: Facts for Policymakers

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Adolescents project. The reproductive and sexual health needs of adolescents differ from those of adults. During adolescence, the body undergoes significant developmental changes, most notably puberty, the bodily changes of sexual maturation, and the formation of sexual identity. Achieving reproductive and sexual health requires more than preventing unwanted […]

Making Work Supports Work: Tools for Policy Analysis

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. The National Center for Children in Poverty‚Äôs (NCCP) Making Work Supports Work project is designed to identify and promote policies that make work pay for low-wage workers and their families. Millions of parents work full-time, year-round and yet struggle to provide even minimum daily necessities for their […]

Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2008: Children Under Age 6

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Young Children project. For comparable information about all children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2008: Children Under Age 18, or about infants and toddlers, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2008: Children Under Age 3, or about young children, see Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2008: Children […]

Adolescent Violence and Unintentional Injury in the United States: Facts for Policymakers

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Adolescents project. Vulnerable Teens Overall rates of injury and death increase dramatically from childhood to late adolescence. Due to developmental and social factors, such as time spent without adult supervision and increasing independence, adolescents are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors than either younger children or adults. […]

Adolescent Mental Health in the United States: Facts for Policymakers

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Adolescents project. Vulnerable Teens Adolescence is a critical period for mental, social, and emotional wellbeing and development. During adolescence, the brain undergoes significant developmental changes, establishing neural pathways and behavior patterns that will last into adulthood. 1 Because their brains are still developing, adolescents are particularly receptive to […]