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Annotated Bibliography

Abramsky, S. (2012). THE OTHER AMERICA 2012 (cover story). Nation, 294(20), 11-18.

In this article, Abramsky discusses the issue of poverty and how the United States has attempted to make so many strides in ending this epidemic however, this issue continues to worsen. Abramsky supports his argument by discussing some of these “strides” then describing how families are starving and the groups who are often the victim of poverty. This article is a second hand account because the author uses data that she has collected from others works and statistics done by the government.

This source would be used to support the argument of how families are living in poverty. It would be useful in discuss some of the efforts made to end poverty especially when children are involved and how these efforts have failed or may have been successful. This article will not be the primary source for the final paper. It will mainly be for reference and statistical data purposes.


Poverty in the United States, (2010). Congressional Digest, 89(10), 298-300

This source provides statistical data on poverty in the United States. It breaks down the groups and who are mostly affected by poverty. This work is a second hand source because others gathered the data. This article does not address the community problems but it discusses who are affected and the issues that poverty has caused them. This secondary source will only be used when it discusses the children in poverty and the issues they face.


González, M. (2005). Access to Mental Health Services: The Struggle of Poverty Affected Urban

Children of Color. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 22(3/4), 245-256.


This reference source discusses the effects that poverty has on children’s mental health. The article titles that it is focusing specifically on African American children, however; the author refers to all children living in poverty and makes specific distinctions. The article gives statistical data on poverty and these children mental status. The author makes a distinction between mental health and other health issues. Additionally, the author discusses the needs of these children and offers suggestions for fulfilling these needs. He also discusses why these services have not been implanted in these areas already.

This article will be used as one of the primary sources for the final paper. It covers all aspects of poverty and children’s health. It provides background information, solutions, and reasons as to why it occurs.


Wood, D. (2003). Effect of Child and Family Poverty on Child Health in the United

States. Pediatrics, 112(3), 707-711.

In this article, Wood elaborates on the effects of poverty on children. Wood defines poverty and the reasons are to why children are victims to poverty. Additionally, wood discusses the impact poverty has on a child’s health. He elaborates on the impact poverty has on the child’s physical, developmental and emotional health. The second hand account article uses studies from others to show the effects of poverty on a child health.

This source will be very useful in discussing the effects that poverty has on children.  Woods article specifically breaks down the mental and developmental issues that are caused by poverty. In addition, wood gives statistical data to proven his thesis. This article will be one of my primary sources for the final paper. It is extremely informative in proving the issues that poverty has on children’s mental and developmental health.


Kaminski, J. W., Perou, R., Visser, S. N., Scott, K. G., Beckwith, L., Howard, J., & … Danielson, M. L. (2013).

Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes through Age 5 Years of the Legacy for Children Public

Health Approach to Improving Developmental Outcomes among Children Born Into

Poverty. American Journal Of Public Health,103(6), 1058-1066. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.


In this reference, the author discusses the issues that poverty has on children developmental health. The author evaluates plans and strategies that were developed to improve children who live in poverty to improve their developmental health. The suggestions posed in the article are specific for low-income areas in the United States. This article will be helpful in the solution section of the paper and ways to end developmental issues caused by poverty and eventually poverty as a whole.





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