Congressional Briefing: The Effect of the Great Recession on Child Well-Being
Health Nutrition Poverty & Family Economics
Expired event. For reference only.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
While the Great Recession technically ended in June 2009, many families continue to feel the effects. 14.7 million children were living below the poverty line in 2013, a significant increase from 12.8 million children before the recession. Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time.
Due to critical support from effective programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, there has been modest recovery in the well-being of our nation’s children and families.
This briefing, sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), discussed these trends and others that have emerged during and since the Great Recession. The discussion highlighted the release of The Effect of the Great Recession on Child Well-Being, an update to a 2010 policy brief that provides an in-depth review of child well-being in the United States in the areas of child health, food insecurity and nutrition, housing stability, and child welfare.
Pictures of this event can be seen on Facebook.
- Bruce Lesley, Moderator, President of First Focus (Download the presentation)
- Kathleen Noonan, JD, Co-Director, PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Faculty, Master of Public Health Program, University of Pennsylvania (Download the presentation)
- Rachel Meadows, MPA, Communications and Policy Associate, PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Download the presentation)
- Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Safe and Healthy Families, Eccles Outpatient Center, Salt Lake City
- George Hoover, Health Policy Director, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (Download the presentation)
- Marta Beresin, JD, Staff Attorney, The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (Download the presentation)