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Gundersen, Craig; Ziliak, James P. – Future of Children, 2014
In 2012, nearly 16 million U.S. children, or over one in five, lived in households that were food-insecure, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture defines as "a household-level economic and social condition of limited access to food." Even when we control for the effects of other factors correlated with poverty, these children are more…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Child Welfare, Trend Analysis
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Landale, Nancy S.; Thomas, Kevin J. A.; Van Hook, Jennifer – Future of Children, 2011
Children of immigrants are a rapidly growing part of the U.S. child population. Their health, development, educational attainment, and social and economic integration into the nation's life will play a defining role in the nation's future. Nancy Landale, Kevin Thomas, and Jennifer Van Hook explore the challenges facing immigrant families as they…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Poverty, Immigration, Asian Americans
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Borjas, George J. – Future of Children, 2011
Researchers have long known that poverty in childhood is linked with a range of negative adult socioeconomic outcomes, from lower educational achievement and behavioral problems to lower earnings in the labor market. But few researchers have explored whether exposure to a disadvantaged background affects immigrant children and native children…
Descriptors: Poverty, Children, Young Adults, Immigrants
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Hernandez, Donald J. – Future of Children, 2004
Several major demographic shifts over the past half-century have transformed who we are and how we live in this country in many ways. Most striking, however, is the fact that children today are much more likely to be members of ethnic or racial minority groups. Racial/ethnic minorities are destined, in aggregate, to become the numerical majority…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Ethnicity, Poverty
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Nightingale, Demetra Smith; Fix, Michael – Future of Children, 2004
A number of economic and labor market trends in the United States over the past 30 years affect the well-being of workers and their families. This article describes key changes taking place and the implications for social and economic policies designed to help low-income working families and their children, particularly those families that include…
Descriptors: Wages, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Labor Market
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Future of Children, 2004
To provide an array of perspectives about policies needed to serve the growing number of children of immigrant families in the U.S., experts across various organizations and backgrounds were asked to respond to this question: "How should policymakers, advocates, stakeholders, and practitioners respond strategically and proactively to demographic…
Descriptors: Child Health, Immigrants, Helping Relationship, Productivity