And according to the article published in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the recession will push much higher the number of black and Latino children on food stamps.
An editorial from the same issue (written for baby-docs) by Dr. Paul H. Wise says, in part:
In meeting the basic needs of children, the only real alternative to the family is the state, an alternative that is increasingly incapable of meeting the growing need.
The bottom line is that the current recession is likely to generate for children in the United States the greatest level of material deprivation that we will see in our professional lifetimes…Children depend upon political proxies to advance their societal claims. This is often framed more colloquially as the observation that children cannot vote.
However, the real question is why should they have to?
(I know the editorial says this, because I sprang for the $15 to purchase a copy. And amen to Bro. Wise.)
And thanks, Huffington Post, for the link.