now 19% (age 0-17) <-> 18% 2008
US child poverty is the highest of the top 15 richest countries
poverty limits chances for kids to grow up healthy: no grocery stores, but liquorstores, fast food,...
no access to primary health care providers
30% of kids uninsured no usual source of health care (compared to 3%)
substandard houzing -> hazards -> more lead poisoning and asthma
- -> need to develop access to fresh food, primary health care, polution free environment, safe housing _> improve childrens' long-term health