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The Financial Security of Households with Children 

Millions of children are growing up in families facing economic hardship. Savings and asset ownership can provide a cushion to help get families through periods of unemployment, a medical emergency or other financial shocks. Not only can assets stabilize a family in the present, but growing evidence also shows that assets and financial stability have a powerful impact on the future economic prospects of children. In the newly released Assets & Opportunity Special Report: The Financial Security of Households with Children, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) analyzes data on the net worth and asset poverty of households with children, and finds that many families are on financially shaky ground.