low-income children

How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future

Jul 25, 2014
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We all know that children who grow up in disadvantaged homes face unique challenges to their well-being and their chances for success later in life. But growing up in low-income circumstances isn’t a blanket predictor of a child’s future; some may do well, some may struggle.

But are there factors that could predict a child’s future situation? Do children of a particular demographic fare better than those of another in the long run? How much depends on a child’s ability to grow and make his own future, and how much is out of his control?

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A new report shows 71.5% of Wisconsin children on Medicaid did not see a dentist in 2011.

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A national report out this week shows Wisconsin near the bottom of the list for access that poor children have to dental care.