America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010

Source: Ellen L. Bassuk, Christina Murphy, Natalie Thompson Coupe, Rachael R. Kenney, Corey Anne Beach, National Center on Family Homelessness, December 2011

From the press release:
More than 1.6 million children or one in 45 are homeless annually in America–according to a new report released today by The National Center on Family Homelessness. This represents an increase of 38% during the years impacted by the economic recession (2007 to 2010). The 124- page report, America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010, ranks the 50 states from best (1) to worst (50) and offers specific policy solutions.

The report, which updates a previous study by The National Center, looks at trends in child homeless from 2006 to 2010 using data and research on the extent of child homelessness, child well-being, risk for homelessness, and state policy and planning efforts. Data from the original report showed that more than one in 50 children were homeless annually in America. That dropped to one in 63 in the recovery from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina and has increased since.
See also:
America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010 – Executive Summary
America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010 – State Rank Maps
America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010 – Fact Sheet

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