Dr. Patricia Rieker Interviewed on Childhood Poverty

riekerProfessor Patricia Rieker was interviewed as an expert to chime in on the effects of poverty on young people as a part of WalletHub.com’s recent study, “2015’s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children.

Described as a comparison of “the welfare of young people within the 50 states and the District of Columbia to underscore the social issues plaguing one of the most vulnerable groups of Americans,” the article collected data from sources across the country, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to develop a ranking system for all 50 states across 15 relevant metrics. They also polled 22 experts, including Dr. Rieker, to comment on the consequences of childhood poverty later in life, as well as the roles of governments, families and communities in mitigating negative effects of poverty on children.

Read the entire article here.