The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on America’s Children: Indicators of Children’s Economic Well-Being through 2011

This First Focus report from the Brookings Institution offers a summary of the economic recession’s impact on children in the United States. During an average month in 2011, an estimated 6.5 children had an unemployed parent, with more than 1 million living in California, which has an unemployment rate of 12 percent. Many children are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a result of the recession, as children make up half of all SNAP beneficiaries. SNAP caseloads have increased by 70 percent over the last four years. Finally, child poverty has increased from 18 percent in 2007 to 22 percent in 2010.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
December, 2011
Date: 
December 2011
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
California
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Supportive Services
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations
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