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Impoverished 4-Year-Olds Put Human Face on Budget Cuts

Poverty & Family Economics

Bloomberg Businessweek, by Heidi Przybyla

The Child Care and Development Block Grant, the main source of federal child-care subsidies for low-income working families, will assist 55,000 fewer children nationwide if the cuts occur, according to an estimate by First Focus.

Women’s health programs also would be hurt. In California, 1,455 fewer women will be screened for cancer through breast examinations, mammograms and pap tests, according to a fact sheet from Senator Barbara Boxer, a Democrat. …Read more