Economy brings hard times for Colorado women and children
As a difficult economic period continues, women and children in Colorado are among the hardest hit by the times.
According to the Denver Post, Colorado women are facing the struggles of financial hardship and inadequate education. The news source reports that about 300,000 Colorado women are now living in poverty. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Education reported that more than 7,000 girls dropped out of school between the seventh and 12th grades during the 2007-2008 school year.
Similarly, the 2011 Kids Count in Colorado report indicates that the number of children living in poverty in the state is growing faster than anywhere else in the country.
The report shows that this number increased by 17 percent from 2008 to 2009, while the number of children whose families live in extreme poverty in Colorado rose from 65,000 in 2008 to 95,000 in 2009. Also seeing an increase was the number of homeless students who were enrolled in the state's public schools, which rose 53 percent during the 2006-07 school year.
Individuals who are interested in assisting those who live in poverty, such as the women and children of Colorado, may benefit from earning a Masters Degree in Social Work.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - March 16th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )