New Post from KIDS COUNT:
Opportunity for Every Child
When times are bad, kids should be protected from harm. When the economy gets better, kids should share in the benefits.
But a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT data project shows that too many children have not experienced an economic recovery since the end of the Great Recession.
Here in Washington, all kids of color are more likely than white children to be living in poor neighborhoods, with Black, American Indian and Latinx children 4-5 times more likely. Data about the state’s Asian Pacific Islander community is not sufficiently detailed, but other indicators suggest many households of Asian and Pacific heritage are growing up in similar conditions.
Read our full blog post about what policy makers can do to turn around these disparities in our state.