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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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Abstract

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…


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: This report is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, race and class, child health disparities, poverty, socioeconomic status
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthy Foods
Health > Disparities
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 09:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 09:59
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2795

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