Child Rights and Child Advocacy
Child Rights and Child Advocacy PSYC 224 - 02
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Date Created: 10/08/16
These notes contain: Chapter 3 Notes Chapter 4 Notes Chapter 3: Children and Poverty A. Children represent the largest group of poor people in the US 1. They are not able to do anything about their status / dependent on parents 2. Almost 14 million children living in poverty 3. 31 million in low-income families B. Characteristics of Poor Children 1. Children of color represent one-third of children under 6 years old; majority are poor a. 33% Hispanic b. 36% African-American c. 12% White d. 15% Asian and Pacific Islander e. 34% Native American (Shocking 9% increase between 2006-2009) 2. There are 2.7 million children living with their grandparents a. 33% neither parent is present in raising the child with their grandparents b. 20% live in poverty 3. Children living with immigrants typically live in the poorest families a. 60% living in immigrant families are poor b. 37% of the immigrant parents also grew up poor C. Poverty Defined 1. U.S. government establishes poverty line in order to determine who is eligible for services a. Number of children under 18 taken into consideration b. Total family size c. Age of the head of the household d. Food estimated to constitute one-third of the family’s budget 2. Many believe the index of poverty is outdated a. They want it to be based on the status of others in society D. Why Children Live in Poverty 1. Real wages have been falling for most Americans since 1973 a. The amount a family can purchase on a single paycheck has been decreasing steadily for thirty years 2. Inequality in our society a. Primarily, discrimination against women (wage gap) b. Discrimination against people of color
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