Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree
Meg Biallas Henry (Former Staff)Child Abuse & Neglect Child Rights Children of Immigrants Early Childhood Education Federal Budget Health Housing & Homelessness Nutrition Poverty & Family Economics
By John Holland
WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century have helped improve the lives of seniors, minorities and virtually every class of American society.
Children, however, have been left behind.
A single chart presented Wednesday to an audience of psychologists, academics and experts on child poverty underscored the change in fortunes for seniors, who are supported by politically influential groups such as AARP, and children, who can’t vote and often have no one to speak on their behalf.