First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Ryan LaMayFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Suzanne Marmo-Roman Professor Mahfuja Malik

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

10,466,000 kids under the age of 18 lived in poverty in 2019 (Census, 2020). Despite the fact children account for 22.6% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 31.1% of the total people who live in poverty (Census, 2019). Childhood poverty, and the low socioeconomic status that comes with it, is one of the more sobering problems we have in our country as children are an unfairly and unevenly impacted demographic in terms of poverty. Children have limited ability to improve or dictate the situation that they are brought up in. Also, as I will present in this paper, poverty and low socioeconomic status typically lead to long term negative impacts on physical and mental health. Awareness and understanding of the impact that SES has on child development, and the ramifications it has for the country itself, is important knowledge for people to possess. The purpose of this paper is to examine the important aspects the affects living in a low socioeconomic status household has on childhood development. Three aspects of living in a low SES household that impact childhood development are social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) and educational outcomes.

College and Major available

Economics, Finance BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300B Professor Suzanne Marmo-Roman, Professor Mahfuja Malik

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Ryan LaMay, Business Economics and Finance, Honors Student, 2021 Grad

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Analyzing How Low Socioeconomic Status Impacts Childhood Development

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10,466,000 kids under the age of 18 lived in poverty in 2019 (Census, 2020). Despite the fact children account for 22.6% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 31.1% of the total people who live in poverty (Census, 2019). Childhood poverty, and the low socioeconomic status that comes with it, is one of the more sobering problems we have in our country as children are an unfairly and unevenly impacted demographic in terms of poverty. Children have limited ability to improve or dictate the situation that they are brought up in. Also, as I will present in this paper, poverty and low socioeconomic status typically lead to long term negative impacts on physical and mental health. Awareness and understanding of the impact that SES has on child development, and the ramifications it has for the country itself, is important knowledge for people to possess. The purpose of this paper is to examine the important aspects the affects living in a low socioeconomic status household has on childhood development. Three aspects of living in a low SES household that impact childhood development are social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) and educational outcomes.

 

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