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The Recession’s Long-Term Impact on Black Kids

The Recession’s Long-Term Impact on Black Kids
Sheree Crute, The Root, June 30, 2010

As adults wrestle with rising foreclosure rates and disappearing jobs, child-development experts are reporting that children may end up shouldering some of the most severe, long-lasting consequences of the recession of 2008, according to the Foundation for Child Development (FCD). Working with an index of 28 indicators of quality of life called the Overall Composite Child Well-Being Index (CWI), the foundation looked at seven key areas to see how the nation’s children are bearing up under the stress of the recession and how they will do in years to come. The results show that kids from preschool to age 19 may have to fight the detrimental impact of America’s financial crisis for much of their lives. African-American kids will be “harder hit than their white counterparts because a larger proportion of children of color live in poverty,” the report states. (Read the full article)


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