Poverty is the single greatest threat to the wellbeing of children and families

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/09/a-critical-problem-affecting-americas-childcare-system-but-ignored-by-policymakers/

 

Washington Post 9th Feb 2016

Extract:  ‘Financial stability and human well-being are strongly correlated. The devastating effect of poverty is readily mirrored in childcare settings, where low-income children and the low-wage childcare workforce meet on a daily basis. Poverty is the “single greatest” threat to the well-being of young children. The U.S. childcare workforce is one of the lowest paid workforce constituencies in the nation. Childcare teachers today earn less than garbage collectors or animal caregivers. Many childcare teachers are in fact dependent on government housing, medical, health, and food subsidies to survive.’

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