One in five American children now living in poverty
Washington, an undergraduate student, earns less than $11,000 a year from a part-time university job.
The salary must cover food, rent, health care, child care and the occasional splurge on a Blue’s Clues item for her only child.
‘My biggest fear is not providing my daughter with everything that she needs to be a balanced child, to be independent, to be safe, to feel like she is of value,’ said Washington, 41.
Washington’s economic woes are seen throughout Nevada, where the nation’s highest unemployment and foreclosure rates have combined to devastate families and empty neighbourhoods and construction yards.
A national study on child well-being published today found Nevada had the highest rate of children whose parents are unemployed and underemployed.
The state is also home to the most children affected by foreclosures — 13 percent of all Silver State babies, toddlers and teenagers have been kicked out of their homes because of an unpaid mortgage, the study found.
Across the nation, the research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009. As a result, 14.7 million children, 20 per cent, were poor in 2009.
That represents a 2.5million increase from 2000, when 17 per cent of the nation’s youth lived in low-income homes.
In the foundation’s first examination of the impact of the recession on the nation’s children, the researchers concluded that low-income children will likely suffer academically, economically and socially long after their parents have recovered.
‘People who grew up in a financially secure situation find it easier to succeed in life, they are more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to graduate from college and these are things that will lead to greater success in life,’ said Stephen Brown, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
‘What we are looking at is a cohort of kids who as they become adults may be less able to contribute to the growth of the economy. It could go on for multiple generations.’ – MailOnline
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