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Document Number: 8641

2010 Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) - Today children under 18 are the single largest group in America living in poverty. Research shows that children who slip into poverty for even a short time can suffer significant setbacks when the families regain their economic footing. These setbacks are particularly acute for children in their first 10 years of life. We need to rethink current budgetary policies for children's programs so they are not subject to the chopping block each time our government faces budget shortfalls. (The Foundation for Child Development, June 2010)...


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