Child Poverty

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Poverty is a Persistent Threat to the Well-being of Children

The Children’s Aid Society knows that children in poverty often need support in nonmaterial dimensions of their lives, but we also know that the lack of material resources itself poses a staggering deterrent to child well-being. Community leaders must launch a strong and vocal campaign to encourage collaboration by government and private industry to ensure that hardworking parents can lift their children out of poverty by: (1) demanding that workers receive living wages, (2) supporting the development of two-parent families, and (3) assisting families to pursue post-secondary education.

For further inquiries please contact: The Children’s Aid Society Office of Public Policy and Client Advocacy (212) 358-8930