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Combating Poverty: Understanding New Challenges for Families

Combating Poverty: Understanding New Challenges for Families | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
In testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance, Ron Haskins discusses the five major causes of poverty, as well as trends in spending on means-tested programs.
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Central's anti-poverty 'Promise' effort not letting lack of funding, name recognition deter it: Margaret Bernstein

Central's anti-poverty 'Promise' effort not letting lack of funding, name recognition deter it: Margaret Bernstein | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Cleveland's "Promise Neighborhood" initiative has twice fallen short of winning a sought-after federal grant to help break the poverty cycle in the Central area, but organizers refuse to quit.
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Immigration reform groups decry Marco Rubio's tax fraud bill | Naked Politics

Some Hispanic advocacy groups who'd like to see immigration reform are unhappy with a tax fraud bill sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who they say is making it harder for poor immigrants who apply for a child tax credit...
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Study: More Minnesota children in poverty | Bemidji Pioneer | Bemidji, Minnesota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After a long streak of boasting one of the nation’s lowest rates of children living in poverty, Minnesota has been “slipping” in recent years compared to the rest of the nation, said research director Kara Arzamendia with the...
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The sad, sad story of the UNICEF Child Poverty Report and its critics

The sad, sad story of the UNICEF Child Poverty Report and its critics | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
David Morely, UNICEF Canada’s Executive Director, has just issued a bold challenge.
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Experts eye British bid to halve child poverty - National - NZ Herald News

Experts eye British bid to halve child poverty - National - NZ Herald News | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Members of an expert group appointed by the Children's Commissioner are floating the idea of a new law to halve child poverty in 10 years.
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Speaker: Poverty too expensive

Speaker: Poverty too expensive | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
According to Scott Miller, America simply can't afford to let poverty remain a social norm.
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Carsey Institute: Earned Income Tax Credit Program Promotes Healthier Children

New Research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire shows that access to state-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) results in healthier children.

Read more: http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2012/may/lw15eitc.cfm#ixzz1v2AJN4WZ

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Using the Poor to Cover for the Military

Using the Poor to Cover for the Military | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Poor kids can't get school lunches.But, those F-18s can get a brand new set of heat-seeking missiles...
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Food Stamps and Unemployment Insurance

Food Stamps and Unemployment Insurance | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
A loosening of some rules on food-stamp eligibility and an expected tightening of rules for receiving unemployment insurance may make more people out of work rely on food stamps, an economist writes.
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SSI Benefits Vital to Severely Disabled Children and Their Families

SSI Benefits Vital to Severely Disabled Children and Their Families | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The Brookings Institution will host an event May 8 to debate how we help some of our most vulnerable citizens — disabled children and their families.  An important part of the safety net for such families is Supplemental Security Income (SSI),...
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Fewer needy mothers using federal child nutrition program

Fewer needy mothers using  federal child nutrition program | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
More Americans are collecting food stamps than ever before, but fewer needy mothers are using another federal government program that offers free baby formula and food for young children.
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Defense trumps poverty in House - POLITICO.com Print View

Defense trumps poverty in House - POLITICO.com Print View | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Monthly food stamp benefits would be cut, hitting millions of single-mother households by summer’s end. Unemployed workers would be dropped from the rolls until they spend down their cash savings below $2,000 — one-fifth of Romney’s famous $10,000 bet. Working-class, often Latino, parents would be denied child tax credit refunds if they lack Social Security cards proving they are authorized to work in the U.S.
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: U.S. Child Poverty in International Context

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: U.S. Child Poverty in International Context | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Rich in poverty: America's rate of poor children is staggering

Rich in poverty: America's rate of poor children is staggering | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

A UNICEF report measuring child poverty in the world's 35 richest countries shows the United States with the second-worst rate, 23.1 percent, after only Romania and higher than countries such as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Poland and Slovakia.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/rich-in-poverty-americas-rate-of-poor-children-is-staggering-638439/#ixzz1wXebpQQk

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Disgusting: 7 Million Kids and Mothers Suffer Extreme Poverty in the Richest Country in the World | News & Politics | AlterNet

Disgusting: 7 Million Kids and Mothers Suffer Extreme Poverty in the Richest Country in the World | News & Politics | AlterNet | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Despite being the richest country in the world, our poverty rate is one of the highest among highly developed nations.
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UK Child Poverty set to soar as spending cuts bite — RT

UK Child Poverty set to soar as spending cuts bite — RT | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Broken promises for children. UNICEF warns that coalition cuts will lead to return to child poverty levels of two decades ago.
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Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World | Lawsonry

Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World | Lawsonry | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania.
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Blame poverty, not parents

Blame poverty, not parents | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Because parents are blamed for lacking resources to adequately care for their children, poverty is the single biggest risk factor for maltreatment.
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Define 'Welfare State,' Please

Define 'Welfare State,' Please | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Data simply does not the support the abstract notion that the "welfare state" is out of control in the United States, an economist writes.
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This Week in Poverty: Republicans Define “Lower-Priority Spending” | The Nation

This Week in Poverty: Republicans Define “Lower-Priority Spending” | The Nation | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Commentary: Helping children in poverty | Michigan Radio

Commentary: Helping children in poverty | Michigan Radio | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Two weekends ago, I went to something called the Bow-Wow brunch, at an upscale hotel in suburban Detroit.
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America's Impoverished Education Policies

America's Impoverished Education Policies | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The 2012 State of the Union address and budget submission have come and gone without offering much hope of greater understanding among policymakers of the crushing impact on student performance of poverty.
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