SPE - We Know approximately 30 of reasons/causes why a...

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We Know approximately 30% of reasons /causes why a child or youth has a disability Preventable Causes Poverty At Risk Behaviors Neglect and Abuse Discrimination/intolerance Politics Poverty Poverty exists when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs (those needed for survival such as 2005 – 37 million Americans (1 out of 8 or 13%) lived in poverty Poverty Family Guidelines 1 - $8,350 2 $11,250 3 - $14,150 4 - $18,850 5 - $20,150 6 - $23,450 13 Million (18%) children (birth – 6) in America live in poverty which is higher than the national rate of 13% Each day (1 every 43 seconds) over 2,00 babies are born into poverty 1 in 5 children is poor during the first 3 years of life – time of greatest brain development An American child is born every minute without health insurance Poverty in Alabama Eight of the poorest 100 counties in America are located in west and central Alabama: 1 Wilcox 33% 2 Perry 33.3% 3 Greene 32.7% 4 Sumter 29.6% 5 Macon 29.5% 6 Lowndes 28.9%
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7 Bullock 28% 8 Dallas 27.9% In the top 4 of Alabama’s poorest counties over 40% of children alive in poverty Alabama Counties with the lowest residents living in poverty 1 Shelby 5.2% 2 Madison 9.5% 3 Baldwin 9.6% 4 Morgan 9.8% Overall approximately 17% of residents in Alabama live in poverty The Median Income for residents in Shelby County is $55,000 as opposed to Wilcox County, $19,000+ Alabama Median Income = 35k Rank 44 Alabama Poverty 17% Rank 7 NJ Median Income = 59k Rank 1 LA. Poverty = 20% Rank 1 Male = 41k F = 31k (National) Every year 13 million children in America continue to live poverty, their lifetime contribution will cause the economy will decline by $130 billion (less educated less productive workers) Financing Schools (in billions) 2004 05 Federal $33 State $207 Local $180 Total $420 The two primary minority groups in America Minorities – generally refers to a group that does not form a majority of the total population, or while not necessarily a numerical minority, is disadvantaged or otherwise has less power (whether political or economic) than a a dominant group Hispanic (13.3%) & African – American (13%) constitute the 2 primary minorities in the US
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SPE 300 taught by Professor . during the Spring '06 term at Alabama.

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