Our Statement on Children's Access to Health Care

As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of America’s children, the Casey Foundation recognizes the fundamental importance of a child's health and health care. In a statement, President & CEO Patrick McCarthy encourages our nation's leaders to prioritize kids in the current debate.

March 10, 2017

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Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

The American Dream — the idea that anyone who is determined and works hard can get ahead — has long defined the promise of the United States. Yet the reality is that life chances for Americans are now determined to a significant degree by the wealth of our parents. The dream that hard work will lead to greater opportunity is increasingly challenging to realize.

March 11, 2014

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.

September 16, 2016

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Who Is Generation Z?

America’s Generation Z is still coming of age yet already breaking records. Learn about the impact of the recession on Generation Z in The Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

June 21, 2016

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