Children in Disconnected Families

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Children in Disconnected Families

Nearly one third of children in families at or below the poverty line live in households where no adult has been employed for at least 50 weeks or received cash assistance in the past year. How do these families buy food, or pay for doctors’ visits and clothes, or for the child care that might enable them to work? Child Trends explored these questions and more, identifying factors that place children in these “disconnected families” at heightened risk.

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