Why Reducing Child Poverty is Necessary to Keep Connecticut Economically Competitive

Back • Publication Date: December 20th, 2004

Authors: Shelley D. Geballe, J.D.,M.P.H.

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This brief concludes that unless Connecticut reduces the number of children living in poverty and thereby increases their opportunity to fulfill their full potential, it can count on fewer children having the education and training necessary to fill its jobs, support its economy, support their own families, and provide a secure environment for Connecticut’s growing population of seniors.