‘Shocks’ Reinforce Persistent Poverty, Hardship

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Frequent household “shocks” such as loss of income, health, or property both contribute to and are exacerbated by persistent hardship in families with children, a report from the Robin Hood/Columbia University Poverty Tracker finds.

Based on surveys of 2,300 New York City residents conducted over three years, “The Persistence of Disadvantage in New York City” found that between 2012 and 2014, 73% of respondents experienced poverty severe material hardship, and/or poor health, while 37% suffered at least one of those disadvantages in all three years. According to the study, 47% experienced income poverty at least once, while 5% did so consistently throughout the three-year period; 54% suffered severe material hardship at least once, 18% consistently; and 34% reported poor health or a health condition that limited their ability to work, 14% consistently. The analysis found that exposure to multiple shocks increases the likelihood of subsequent hardship, and greater hardship at any given point leads to a higher probability of more shocks later

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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