The story is much the same in terms of child poverty: although Milwaukee County has the highest rate of child poverty, children all across the state are vulnerable to the harmful effects of living in poverty. In 2012, 235,000 Wisconsin children lived in poverty – a population greater than that of the City of Green Bay. About one out of three poor children in Wisconsin lived in Milwaukee County, but another 160,000 children lived in poverty in other places in the state. The counties with the highest child poverty rates in 2012 were:
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Millersville University School of Social Work's Learning Institute is dedicated to investigating global social issues. The Learning Institute provides a platform from which experts share their knowledge and offer training for agents of social change. Each year, The Learning Institute hosts events that center on a particular theme reflected in the Learning Institute's literature, roster of speakers, and annual conference. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Learning Institute is focused on poverty and human needs. Poverty is among the greatest social issues we face today; its effects are pervasive and profound. Poverty crosses boundaries of race, culture, and status and its consequences are of serious concern to the student, practitioner, and seeker of social change. Poverty disproportionately affects people of color and the effects of living in poverty can be devastating for both adults and children (Iceland, 2013).
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Because social stratification surely plays a role in where AI live, we select all sociodemographic variables available in our dataset including maternal age and education, paternal race and education, and marital status. Other covariates expected to differ across exposure categories, and which occur prior to the infant being exposed to the neighborhood, include maternal smoking, prenatal care utilization, and numbers of previous births and child deaths. While conceding that the problem is difficult, we include maternal smoking, inadequate prenatal care utilization and previous child deaths – measures that may be the effects of living in poverty rather than predictors of it. Similarly, birth weight and number of children at this birth (singleton or twins) are also arguably improper covariates. Nevertheless, we include them since both are strongly related to the outcome of interest.
5 Effects of Poverty - The Borgen Project