Who Are America’s Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity
Seith, David and Kalof, Courtney National Center for Children in Poverty (2011) Who Are America’s Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity. Other. National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
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Good health in childhood both reflects and predicts full social and economic participation. Conversely, social divisions by race and income are often associated with health disparities, which inhibit children from achieving their full potential. Although many would agree that health is a fundamental right, children subject to exclusion by race and class are less likely to enjoy this right. An earlier report in the NCCP Who are America’s Poor Children? series examined child health disparities by poverty status. In the introduction to that report two points were made. First, “the relationship between socioeconomic status and health is one of the most robust and well documented findings in social science…