What does this measure?

This measures the estimated percent of children ages 5-17 under 100 percent poverty by school district.


U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), 2014 Poverty Estimates for School Districts

Why is this important?

Poverty affects child development, parent-child interactions, and family functioning. When families are isolated, lack resources, live with greater stress and instability, or view their child’s temperament as difficult, there is higher risk of negative child health and behavioral outcomes. These risk factors also affect children’s language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

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