Dear Kidsdata Community,
A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In Childhood Poverty: California's Moral Outrage' I also briefly discuss historical discriminatory practices as a driver of uneven rates of poverty across race/ethnicity groups.
You can access all the articles and radio segments through the links below:
Childhood Poverty: California's "Moral Outrage"
Without Affordable Child Care, Escaping Poverty Is Tough
With an Expanding UC Campus and More Jobs, Merced is Booming. But That Growth Isn't for Everyone
You can view data on poverty from birth here
As you know, children who face economic hardship when they are young, or who experience deep and prolonged poverty, are at greatest risk for poor long-term health outcomes. The series eloquently highlights this fundamental issue. Please share widely.
Lori Turk-Bicakci, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Data and Research
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health