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By Harrell R. Rodgers

This new version of yankee Poverty in a brand new period of Reform presents a complete exam of the level, explanations, results, and prices of yankee poverty approximately ten years after the passage of the private accountability and paintings chance Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. the writer contains the most up-tp-date to be had demographic, funds, assessment, and software information to judge the influence of this sweeping laws on federal and country regulations, in addition to on poverty populations. This revised variation takes under consideration the commercial slowdown that came about in 2001 via 2003. It examines the country judgements approximately how you can enforce PRWORA, and the way adjustments have affected the poverty inhabitants and total welfare method. the writer identifies the optimistic implications of welfare reform besides difficulties that has to be addressed. New good points for this variation comprise an appendix of web assets a state-by-state tables of poverty premiums.

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1996). Second, the evidence is clear that children who grow up in poverty, especially early and long-term poverty, suffer very significant disadvantages (Haverman and Wolfe, 1994; Duncan and Brooks-Gunn, 1998; Corcoran, 2002). Children who grow up in poverty are twice as likely to drop out of school and one and a half times as likely to be unemployed. Poor teenage girls are four times as likely to be unwed mothers (Gottschalk, McLanahan, and Sandefur, 1994, 102), and all poor children are at greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, and criminality.

5 percent, many identifiable groups have low risks of poverty while others suffer very high rates. Notice first that age is a relevant factor in poverty. 3). 6 percent, and children comprised about 36 percent of all poor Americans. 3 shows, progress in reducing poverty among children since the late 1950s has been difficult. The poverty rate declined in the 1960s and 1970s, and then increased in much of the 1980s and through the early 1990s. From 1993 to 2000 the rate declined, and then rose modestly in 2001–3.

Since preventing and alleviating poverty among children is critical to the long-term goal of improving the economic security and productivity of American citizens, this group of poor Americans deserves particular attention. 6 shows the trend in child poverty rates since 1959. What the data show is that during most of the 1960s considerable progress was made in reducing poverty among children. However, the rate of poverty gradually increased during much of the 1970s, and then moved up and down over the next thirty or so years.

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