Nearly half of North Carolina’s children living in poverty (video)

Today’s Monday number’s column (on the main Policy Watch website) features a closer look at the well-being of North Carolina’s children.

Troubling numbers highlighted by the 2018 Child Health Report Card include:

46 – percentage of North Carolina children who live in poor or low-income homes (<200% Federal Poverty Level)

28 – percentage of North Carolina children living in households spending over 30% of income on housing costs. Higher housing costs can lead to difficulties accessing health insurance coverage and healthy foods, both of which can impact children’s health outcomes

22.6 – percentage of North Carolina children who live in food-insecure households

Learn more about the health issues and hardships facing North Carolina children in Rob Schofield’s recent radio interview with Whitney Tucker, NC Child’s Director of Research.

Listen to the full podcast below or an excerpt in the accompanying video clip:

Check Also

The week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

  1.N.C. legislator says children’s blood “will be ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school English teacher in a D [...]

The Cape Fear River is damaged, contaminated by decades of human malfeasance, negligence and ignoran [...]

Legislative Services Officer Paul Coble appears to be violating the state public records law and is [...]

This morning, the state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the pivotal case of Silver, et al. [...]

These are extraordinary times in the American experiment with representative democracy. In Washingto [...]

Public education in North Carolina has its share of challenges, not the least of which has been the [...]

The post Time to come clean appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Tax Day in 2018 in North Carolina presents an opportunity to make sure our tax code allows us to mee [...]

Now hiring

NC Policy Watch is now hiring a Managing Editor – click here for more info.