Children in Double Jeopardy

Mar 01, 2014
  • Description

Children's development and health are shaped by the neighborhoods where they live, learn and play. Children are more vulnerable when they face "double jeopardy," that is adverse neighborhood conditions coupled with a lack of protective resources, for example, high neighborhood poverty and limited availability of quality early educational opportunities. Data show high prevalence of "double jeopardy" among young black, Hispanic and American Indian children.