low-income children

Economy & Business
12:36 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

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

Children of different backgrounds and situations have different futures ahead. A major factor in their futures are found in their parents' decisions.
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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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Health & Science
1:57 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Dentist Laments City's Lack of Dental Care Access

A local dentist reflects on the state of dental care in Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews dentist Monica Hebl.

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

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Health & Science
1:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Policy Expert: There's a Crisis In Dental Health for Poor Kids

Too few low-income children in Wisconsin are getting proper dental care, a new report says.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Pew researcher Jane Koppelman.

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

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