North Carolinians have long recognized that children are one of our state’s most valuable resources and their success is our success. Investing in the health, safety, education and financial security of our children are among the most important duties of our society. As the recession continues to stress North Carolinians, it is critical that policymakers focus on preserving services for children and families.
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Charlotte – The increase in home foreclosures plus the high jobless and poverty rates brought on by the recession have affected the children of North Carolina, particularly Hispanics, according to a new report.
According to the study "Children in the Great Recession," prepared by Action for Children of North Carolina, due to the slow recovery of the state's economy and cuts in aid programs for low-income families, youngsters now face greater economic difficulties than in the past.
Action for Children North Carolina recently released its new report, North Carolina Children in the Recession. The report explores the impacts of the Great Recession on North Carolina’s children and youth. Child poverty has increased during the recession and, due to the sluggish recovery and divestment from state programs for children, the effects of the recession for North Carolina’s children are likely to linger for some time. The following is from the report’s executive summary: