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Unemployment affects children too

Poverty & Family Economics

Louisville Courier-Journal, by Katie Carter

Big news last month was that Kentucky’s unemployment rate was under 8 percent for the first time in four years. Fellow Better Life blogger Uric Dufrene examines these numbers more closely. It is good news that the unemployment rate has been steadily declining in the last year. However, unemployment remains a problem, not only for parents, but for their children. When a parent loses his or her job – it not only creates additional stress and a decrease in income, it also impacts children.  A new report, “Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective” released in March from the Urban Institute and First Focus documents those impacts on children. …Read more