This issue of Casey Connects shares key findings on children and poverty from the 16th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. It spotlights a KIDS COUNT essay that explores why parents may be struggling to find work and then tells readers about real-world efforts to help these parents support their families. The newsletter also highlights Casey’s first-ever Border KIDS COUNT report, which looks at child well-being in a 4-state stretch of communities along the Mexican border.  

June 21, 2005

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Statistics on children living in poverty.

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    4 major barriers to employment for parents.

  3. 3

    How local programs are helping to connect parents to jobs.

  4. 4

    An introduction to Casey’s Border KIDS COUNT report.

Key Takeaway

Too many unemployed Americans are struggling to overcome poverty — and here’s 4 reasons why

Nearly 13 million children are living in poverty at the time of this report and more than 4 million children live in households where no adult or parent has worked the past year. In its 16th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Annie E. Casey Foundation shines a light on these struggling families and identifies 4 major barriers to employment for parents: 1) substance abuse; 2) prior incarceration; 3) domestic violence; and 4) depression.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations