Chapter 3 Assignment
According to Ecological Systems Theory, children’s environments are important to their development. Children in poverty face additional challenges and developmental risk in caregiving, home, school, and neighborhood environments than children who are not poor.
Understanding Contexts of Development: Poverty and Development
1. For a general overview of poverty in the U.S. please read this
2. Despite the impact of poverty on child development, some policy analysts believe current reports about poverty and U.S. are misleading and do not generally reflect the fact that the “poor” have access to quite a few housing amenities. For example, in their report for the Heritage Foundation, Rector and Sheffield (2011) argue that the poor are much better off than they used to be.
What do you think about these arguments and perspectives?
Please consider these data sources (the links above) and what role poverty can play in a child’s development. Are the poor as bad off as people say or does the Heritage Foundation have a point about the poor having access to significant resources. Also, consider the impact that growing up poor might have on a child’s development. Please examine all of this information and write your reactions to the material presented and your analysis. Please ensure that you integrate the information from the articles and feel free to also give a personal response/reflection to this topic.
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