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Financial Burdens of Raising Children with Disabilities: Policy Wonk Edition

Last week, I reported on an important study about the financial hardships experienced by families raising children with special needs. This post focuses on policy implications of the study.The first section is a rerun of my previous post, and the policy implication section below is new. Thanks for all the great comments on your experiences with the financial burdens of raising your children.
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Study Suggests Financial Burden Deepening for Families with Disabled Children

Health : Newswise Medical News (5 years ago)

Social work researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., found more than a quarter of low-income families with disabled children are spending more than 3 percent of thei... Read Post

'Chilling' Hardship Rates Among Families Raising Disabled Children

Health : Newswise Medical News (6 years ago)

Families with disabled children are struggling to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and to pay for needed health and dental care. But according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thes... Read Post

Not so pretty: New National Study on Fianncal Burden of Raising Children with Disabilities

Lifestyle / Parenting : A Different Nest (6 years ago)

What impact does having a special needs child have on a family's financial well-being? This is a frequently debated question with limited data to lead the way. However, a recent national study of the financial burdens on families ra... Read Post


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