Thursday, November 3, 2011

State of America’s Children® 2010 Report

Contrary to public opinion, the greatness of a civilization is not determined by its wealth; civilizations are rated by how its treats their poor and indigent, their elderly and children.

State of America's Children 2010 Report

CDF's The State of America's Children 2010, is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, family income and gun violence. The report provides a statistical compendium of key child data showing alarming numbers of children at risk: the number of poor children has increased by 2.5 million since 2000 to 14.1 million, with almost half of them living in extreme poverty, and 8.1 million children lack health coverage???with both numbers likely to increase during the recession.

According to the CDF report, children in America lag behind almost all industrialized nations on key child indicators. The United States has the unwanted distinction of being the worst among industrialized nations in relative child poverty, in the gap between rich and poor, in teen birth rates, and in child gun violence.

For more information go to State of America’s Children® 2010 Report

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