The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) aims to improve the lives of low-income children and their families.
NCCP conducts research and makes informed policy recommendations in order to reduce the number of American families experiencing hardship. Areas of focus include early childhood education, paid family leave, disability, immigration, physical and mental health, and more. As a result of the center’s decades-long work, children and families enduring the physical, mental, and emotional distress of poverty have a chance at a happier and healthier life.
Formerly located at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, NCCP officially joined the Bank Street Graduate School of Education on July 1, 2019.
Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve the Health of Children of Immigrants? The Impact of Driver’s License Policies for Undocumented Immigrants and “Sanctuary” Policies on Access and Use of Health Care
Heather Koball and Seth Hartig
If 10.5 million undocumented immigrants are unable or afraid to access health care, medical needs will go unmet and, in the face of COVID-19, lives may be lost. This report explores how immigrant-friendly policies increase the chances that children of immigrants receive preventative health care, thus reducing the likelihood of having unmet medical needs and potentially reducing the chances of disease outbreaks.
Young Children in Deep Poverty: Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Child Well-Being Compared to Other Income Groups
Sheila Smith, Sophie Nguyen, and Maribel R. Granja
This report compares early health, development, and risk indicators for young children in deep poverty to indicators for young children in other income groups. The results show that young children in deep poverty experience exceptional challenges that make them vulnerable to poor long-term outcomes. The report also highlights large disparities in the prevalence of deep poverty across five racial/ethnic groups, nationally and state by state.