depressing demographics

Liz Lane Lawley discusses a presentation by demographer Dr. Harold (“Bud”) Hodgkinson about the number of children living in poverty in the US.

Particularly striking—and distressing—were the numbers reflecting child poverty. Twenty-two percent of children in the United States live in poverty. Twenty-two percent. That’s the highest rate of any developed nation. And yet, as Hodgkinson pointed out, there’s little or no public outcry or outrage over this horrifying number... [mamamusings]