Children living in poverty are at greater risk of behavioral and emotional problems. Children living in poverty tend to act out in different ways or they show many different signs of depression. "The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2008, the dropout rate of students living in low-income families was about four and one-half times greater than the rate of children from higher-income families (8.7 percent versus 2.0 percent). " (poverty)
Poverty is the scarcity of money or the lack of money or certain thing someone has.
"The Population Reference Bureau (2010) reports that 24 percent of the 75 million children under age 18 in the U.S. live in a single-mother family. The poverty rate for children living in female-householder families (no spouse present) was 42.2 percent in 2010; 7 in 10 children living with a single mother are poor or low-income, compared to less than a third (32 percent) of children living in other types of families. A staggering 50.9 percent of female-headed Hispanic households with children below 18 years of age live in poverty (48.8 percent for Blacks; 31.6 percent Asian, and 32.1 percent non-Hispanic White). " (poverty)
"I'm sorry Liesel, we just can't afford it" (Zusak)
Poverty caused Liesel to steal books. Liesel goes out to steal books from the mayor's wife and Rudy follows her and helps her. Liesel's father get fired from his job so they cant have breakfast because they have no money.
Children living in poverty are at greater risk of behavioral and emotional problems.
1 kid in 5 lives in poverty compared to 1 in 8 adults. That’s 15.5 million impoverished kids in the U.S. (Child)
"Between 2012 and 2014, federal spending fell for kids’ education, nutrition, social services and early education and care. The government spends just 10% of the national budget on kids — a fraction of what other developed countries spend" (Child)
"Poorer children and teens are also at greater risk for several negative outcomes such as poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays." (poverty)
"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, making it very difficult for millions of American families to balance work and family without having to sacrifice needed income." (Rebecca)
Liesel went to the mayor's house to collect her washing money from the mayor's wife. She came home with no money. Mama was upset and now they have no money for food. "When her birthday came around, there was no gift. There was no gift because there was no money, and at the time, Papa was out of tobacco." (Zusak)
"Research shows children growing up poor are less likely to grow up healthy and succeed in school and more likely to be poor as adults. While the latest numbers show we have one million new reasons to celebrate, we must keep going and finish the job of ensuring a level playing field for every child."(Ending)
"Most of the world's children are being robbed of their childhoods and their futures because they're living in poverty, growing up in warzones or experiencing discrimination for being girls," ("1.2 Billion")
"There is nothing inevitable about poverty. We just need to build the political will to enact the policies that will increase economic security, expand opportunities, and grow the middle class." (Rebecca)
"The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, or FAMILY Act, would provide paid leave protection to workers who need to take time off due to their own illness, the illness of a family member, or the birth of a child. And the Healthy Families Act would enable workers to earn up to seven job-protected sick days per year." (Rebecca)
"Without urgent action, we'll never meet the promises made three years ago by every country at the United Nations to ensure every child is in school, protected, healthy and alive by 2030 -- governments can and must do more to give every child the best possible start in life," (1.2 Billion)