Children in Poverty: Trends, Consequences, and Policy Options – November 2002

Research BriefNov 1 2002

This Research Brief brings together 2001 Census data to present a statistical portrait of children in poverty in the United States,4 updating a similar brief Child Trends produced in 1999. The brief also draws on available research studies to highlight some of the consequences of poverty for children and to consider program and policy approaches that seem to hold promise for decreasing poverty among low-income children and their families.