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Children are not faring well in America. Over the course of the current campaign cycle, eight million children will be born in this country. If our nation's elected leaders do nothing, more than 75,000 of those children below the age of 2 will be abused or neglected, over 500,000 will be uninsured, and nearly two million will live in poverty. Changing demographics and their implications on public policy and politics in America will undoubtedly play an important role in either improving the status of our nation's children or in leading to further declines. "The Racial Generation Gap and the Future for Our Children" highlights five demographic trends that illustrate the challenges and opportunities for our children. An appendix provides a chart of Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Rankings.

Descriptors: Racial Differences, Barriers, Well Being, Ethnic Diversity, Geographic Location, Gender Differences, Equal Education, At Risk Students, Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Budgets, Age Differences, Public Education, Minority Groups

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Author: Lesley, Bruce


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