November 9, 2008
New Report Tracks Economic Security of Children across the Continent
Globalization has contributed to rising incomes in Canada, the United States, and Mexico but has not improved economic security for many vulnerable children across the three countries, according to Growing Up in North America: The Economic Well-Being of Children in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Despite rising national income, many poor families in the United States slipped deeper into poverty.
The study completes a series published by the Casey Foundation as a partner in Children in North American Project, which highlights the well-being of children and youth in all three countries. Previous reports have explored health and safety issues and the challenges facing children in an era of globalization.