There are two main reasons that American children are poor: Their parents don't work much, and fathers are absent from the home. In good economic times or bad, the typical poor family with children is supported by only 800 hours of work during a year: That amounts to 16 hours of work per week. If work in each family were raised to 2,000 hours per year the equivalent of one adult working 40 hours per week throughout the year nearly 75 percent of poor children would be lifted out of official poverty. Father absence is another major cause of child poverty. Nearly twothirds of poor children reside in singleparent homes; each year, an additional 1.3 million children are born out of wedlock.
Purpose: Due to the scope of the issues children face in the 2000s, greater planning, collaboration, and program implementation across disciplines and agencies is required. Listed are a handful of the many reason why: • While their parents work, millions of children in the United States lack safe, affordable, quality child care as well as early childhood education. It is estimated that 7.5 million children are at home alone without supervision; most often after school when they
Imagine your very own child, only six years old, crying out for your help as he suffers through the most intense pain throughout his whole body. His lungs are severely damaged and diseased, his pancreas has shut down, and he cannot digest food. You thought he was perfectly healthy, until you found out that he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the worlds leading causes of death in children. About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year, with more than 70% of the patients diagnosed by age two (AboutCF).
Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended. For these reasons, its highly probably for teen pregnancy to happen when one becomes sexually active at a young age and don’t realize the consequences. Teen mothers whom 2 ￼doubtlessly received the proper education are “less likely to complete high school, tend to earn less and are disproportionately poor. About 50 percent of all teen mothers are on welfare within one year of the birth of their first
Only one in five children survived to adulthood, so the loss of siblings was a common occurrence as well. Many parents did not live to see their children grow up due to the loss of life in battle and childbed, and many children were raised by adults that had little or no blood connection to
The schools are generally over crowded with few good teachers. When there's a great public school there is not enough space for every child in the neighborhood. Children are stuck in low achieving schools because of how the school districts are divided. A lot of children end up in poor public schools because their parents do not possess the income that it takes to send them to a private school. Since 1971 education cost has increased from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student.
Foster care is unfavorable to American society, because “according to national statistic 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.” “80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.” BRITTANY NUNN (2012), author of Statistics Suggest Bleak Futures for Children Who Grow up in the Foster Care
In the first several days of life, most newborns lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight before they adjust to feeding by sucking, swallowing, and digesting. Then they grow rapidly, gaining an average of 5 to 6 ounces per week during the first month. They have doubled their birth weight by the age of 4 months and have nearly tripled it by their first birthday. Infants grow about 1 inch per month during the first year, approximately doubling their birth length by their first birthday. Growth slows considerably in the second year of life (Burns & others, 2013).
Other nutritional concerns include malnutrition in early childhood and the inadequate diets of many children living in poverty. Accidents are the leading cause of death in young children. A special concern is the poor health status of many young children in low-income
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Parental separation is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. In many developed countries, separation rates have increased markedly during the previous century. It is reported that more than 1 million children each year experience their parents’ separation. Divorce or separation is a critical event happening to about 54% of young families; however nobody really is prepared for the difficulties that follow. Parental separation has been reported in the literature as being associated with a wide range of adverse effects on children’s wellbeing, both as a short-term consequence of the transition and in the form of more enduring effects that persist into adulthood.