Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

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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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The Consequences of Poverty for Children and the Nation

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Extended exposure to economic hardship can harm children’s development and have long-term negative consequences for individuals and families, but it also puts tremendous financial strain on all levels of government and weakens our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy. Providing all children with the opportunity to reach their full potential would strengthen the next generation and our country’s economic future.

March 11, 2014

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