https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/DAF_Peds_2010pic.png 458 602 admin https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/CHW-25-anniversary-full-color_small.png admin2010-04-12 00:00:002021-01-27 15:26:01Cumulative Hardship and Wellness of Low-Income, Young Children: Multisite Surveillance Study
Cumulative Hardship and Wellness of Low-Income, Young Children: Multisite Surveillance Study
This article shows that the level of a novel cumulative index of 3 prevalent hardships (food, housing, and energy insecurity) is a robust predictor of the health and development of children 4 to 36 months of age. In a sample size of 7,141 participants, 37% reported no material hardship, 57% moderate hardship, and 6% severe hardship. The current findings raise serious concerns about the future well-being of young children in the United States, given fluctuations in food and energy costs, foreclosures and evictions, and widespread job losses.