poverty, education, sexual health, children
In the United States, 15.5 million children are living in poverty. The more time children spend in poverty, the more likely they are to continue to experience poverty as an adult. The cycle of intergenerational and chronic poverty is perpetuated by various factors. such as unsatisfied basic needs. lack of access to quality education, and issues related to underemployment and unemployment. As a result. youth in poverty are more likely to perform poorly in school, be exposed to and affected by crime. and experience health problems. Some leading practices for poverty focus on strengthening the quality of early childhood education. providing work experience for youth. and offering additional learning opportunities outside of school.
"Chronic Poverty Among Youth in the United States,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2020:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2020/iss2/8