Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Child Poverty Up to 22% in 2010
This is a significant increase. The counter punch article by DiMaggio does not give the near poverty rate, but it was an additional 20% prior to the recession beginning.

Here is another report.

Child Poverty is a major theme in my latest book, Governing Childhood into the 21st Century...

The plight of poor children has been exacerbated negatively by dramatic cuts in public programs by states, counties, cities, and school districts. For instance, the state of AZ discontinued enrolling children in its Kids Care health care program.
"KidsCare, Arizona's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health coverage for children whose families have income between 100% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($22,000 to $44,000 for a family of four), is being eliminated as of June 15, 2010. Although many states are having fiscal difficulties, Arizona is the first state to eliminate a CHIP program..."

Welcome to the disaster capitalism of the 21st century...

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