A portrait of America's children: The impact of poverty and a call to action

Charles N Oberg, Nicholas A. Bryant, Marilyn L. Bach

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Abstract

The responsibility for children's services is disseminated between a multitude of advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and numerous departments within our government. A lack of conceptual integration and fiscal commitment is evident at the federal, state, and local levels. The examination of poverty and children's lack of economic security, inadequate medical care, homelessness, and nutrition inadequacies reveals a portrait of America's children that is both unsettling and alarming. The paper concludes with a call for action and the commitment that will be required to rectify this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Social Distress and the Homeless
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • homelessness
  • hunger
  • poverty
  • uninsured

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