Child Poverty


Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.


How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It

New research suggests that children who live with peeling paint and broken appliances have greater emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.


America's Diaper Crisis Is All Too Real

A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.


Child Poverty Rates Are Especially High in Small Cities

The reasons have a lot to do with demographics.


Why America Has One of the Highest Child Poverty Rates in the Developed World

Blame our public policy, which hasn't kept up with the massive changes in American family structure.