Children Living in Poverty

Texas Children Living in PovertyPoverty can result in an increased risk of mortality, prevalence of medical conditions and disease incidence, depression, intimate partner violence, and poor health behaviors. While negative health effects resulting from poverty are present at all ages, children in poverty experience greater morbidity and mortality than adults due to increased risk of accidental injury and lack of health care access.

Children’s risk of poor health and premature mortality may also be increased due to the poor educational achievement associated with poverty. The children in poverty measure is highly correlated with overall poverty rates.

One comment on “Children Living in Poverty

  1. Great job Gov Perry on rejecting the expanion of Medicaid. This troubling article reminds me of a wonderful Lou Reed song. Its too bad our Governor lacks the insight to grasp the meaning of these lyrics:

    Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ‘em
    that’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
    Your poor huddled masses, let’s club ‘em to death
    and get it over with and just dump ‘em on the boulevard

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