Research Report Economic Insecurity in Children's Lives: Changes Over the Course of the Great Recession
Lisa Dubay, Elena Zarabozo
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Given the high stakes for children living in economically insecure families, it is important to document how many children are living in such circumstances, how economic insecurity has changed over the course of the Great Recession, and which children were most affected. It is also critical to consider whether children are receiving public program benefits, how this support has changed over the course of the Great Recession, and whether these programs appear to be meeting the needs of families with children. This paper analyzes these issues by exploring how children's circumstances changed between 2007 and 2010.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Racial and ethnic disparities Economic well-being Maternal, child, and reproductive health Social determinants of health Families with low incomes Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial inequities in health