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10 facts about child well-being and health in America

May 8, 2015, Fred Dews

“Unhealthy children grow up to be unhealthy adults, poor health and low income go hand in hand, and both poverty and poor health make large demands on public coffers,” according to the latest The Future of Children volume, a biannual series of papers co-published by Brookings and Princeton University. In the latest edition, “Policies to Promote Child Health,” experts review “how effectively U.S. policies promote child health.” Here are ten facts about child health gleaned from various articles in the volume.

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