Building Family Economic Success: Work Supports

…In 2000, just 15% of the 15.7 million children who were eligible to receive child care subsidies ... Work supports are benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, tax credits and child care subsidies ... The burden of paying for child care varies according to a family’s financial status. Low ... -income working families spend 16% of their income on child care whereas higher income families spend just

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Financial Services

This two-page fact shares ideas on helping low-income, working families avoid financial pitfalls while building brighter futures (assets and savings included!). It is one installment in a 10-part series that shares how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.          

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: The High Cost of Being Poor

Research indicates that low-income families are paying substantially more for basic goods and services relative to their middle-class counterparts. This fact sheet hits the issue’s disturbing highlights and details how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is supporting efforts to drive down prices paid by struggling families.   

August 1, 2005

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Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

…for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges ... and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country. ... Which issues organizations are tackling related to older youth. ... How KIDS COUNT grantees advocate on behalf of older youth.

July 29, 2005

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County Officials Perceptions and Use of KIDS COUNT

…— what types of county governments review statistical data on children and families, why they need ... How county governments use data on children and families. ... Information on child welfare is critical for county governments ... about child wellbeing. Specifically: Up to 68% use federal government sources while 28% turn to KIDS

July 19, 2005

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Casey Connects: Summer 2005

KIDS COUNT Message Highlights Barriers to Employment

…This issue of Casey Connects shares key findings on children and poverty from the 16th annual KIDS ... . The newsletter also highlights Casey’s first-ever Border KIDS COUNT report, which looks at child well-being ... Statistics on children living in poverty. ... million children living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 21, 2005

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