Children in double jeopardy

Do children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in "double jeopardy" neighborhoods?
Published: 03.11.2014 Updated: 01.31.2023

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.