The Center for Law and Social Policy covers the impact that current widespread unemployment will have on the young children in those families. Recent data show that “one in three parents of children under age three in New York City reports skipping or reducing meals themselves, and one in 10 parents report being forced to skip or reduce their children’s meals.” Children of color face disproportionate impacts of the public health and economic crisis, and the pandemic and related job losses have increased depression and anxiety symptoms among both hourly, low-wage parents and their children. Child development experts warn that these challenges may have lasting impacts into adulthood. #covid-19 #foodsecurity #mentalhealth
Coronavirus-related unemployment surge impacts young children
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