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Children of the Recession

Children of the Recession EDITORIAL LINICIANS ALWAYS INHERIT THE RESULTS OF is increasingly incapable of meeting the growing need. bad social policy. Sooner or later, del- In this issue of Archives, Rank and Hirschl estimate that eterious or ineffective policies will find over the past several decades, approximately half of all clinical expression in patterns of ill- children in the United States did, at some point in their C ness, hospitalization, and ultimately childhood, reside in a household that received food stamps death. History has shown that this cascade is never more (in October 2008, the Food Stamp Program was re- intense than for children, a group exquisitely depen- named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dent on the adequacy of societal nurturance and protec- [SNAP]). If their finding of a high lifetime use of the Food tion. There is no question, therefore, that the current re- Stamp Program/SNAP is surprising to many, it is only be- cession, the deepest since the Great Depression, will touch cause many do not understand the scope of food inse- virtually all pediatric practices. curity and child poverty in America. Moreover, one should not mistake the high participation rate docu- See also page 994 mented by Rank and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Children of the Recession

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 163 (11) – Nov 1, 2009

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.199
pmid
19884599
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Abstract

EDITORIAL LINICIANS ALWAYS INHERIT THE RESULTS OF is increasingly incapable of meeting the growing need. bad social policy. Sooner or later, del- In this issue of Archives, Rank and Hirschl estimate that eterious or ineffective policies will find over the past several decades, approximately half of all clinical expression in patterns of ill- children in the United States did, at some point in their C ness, hospitalization, and ultimately childhood, reside in a household that received food stamps death. History has shown that this cascade is never more (in October 2008, the Food Stamp Program was re- intense than for children, a group exquisitely depen- named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dent on the adequacy of societal nurturance and protec- [SNAP]). If their finding of a high lifetime use of the Food tion. There is no question, therefore, that the current re- Stamp Program/SNAP is surprising to many, it is only be- cession, the deepest since the Great Depression, will touch cause many do not understand the scope of food inse- virtually all pediatric practices. curity and child poverty in America. Moreover, one should not mistake the high participation rate docu- See also page 994 mented by Rank and

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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