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Stat of the Week

Younger children in Indiana are more likely to live in poverty than older children (25.6% younger than 6 compared to 20.6% ages 6-17). In fact, nearly half of all children under age 6 in Indiana live below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (47.6%).

Source: American Community Survey

Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years among the Poorest Children in America

In this powerful work which follows a group of inner-city children as they grow into adulthood, Kozol lays bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation.

Fostering Resilience and Well-Being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters

In this book, the author sheds light on the mechanisms and processes that enable children and families to manage and overcome poverty-related adversity.



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