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December 8, 2015
There are more than half a million children under the age of five in New York City, and almost half are living in or near poverty. Research clearly demonstrates that interventions designed to combat risks to child well-being, many of which are closely linked to living in poverty, are more effective in terms of both cost and outcomes when implemented early in a child’s life. Therefore it is critical that we pay special attention to the conditions surrounding New York City’s youngest children and develop specific strategies to support them.
At CCC’s December 8th Policy Briefing, we examined the data related to children ages 0 to 5 in New York City, as well as the opportunities ahead of us to overcome health and development disparities in early childhood and improve outcomes for our youngest New Yorkers.
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