Children Living in Poverty In Vermont

Child Poverty

Every year, millions of children across the United States are being brought up in households where basic necessities are considered unaffordable luxuries because of the financial status of their family. Children are forced to go without adequate meals, let alone proper clothing or school supplies. These living conditions take a substantial toll on children, especially when it comes to their health and performance in the classroom. According to the National Center for Children Living in Poverty 45 percent of children in the United States are living in low-income families. The percentage of children living in low-income families is better in Vermont, but like the rest of the country, the number is continuing to grow. Children growing up in this environment are at a significant disadvantage, especially in the classroom, since their mental and physical development is being severely disrupted because of their living conditions. This problem affects not only Vermont, but also the nation as a whole since potential talents are being held back because of their family’s financial situationimgres-2

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