In the United States 45 percent of children under 18 – 32.4 million – live in low-income families.
Laura Jean Kerr
Laura Jean Kerr is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University. She is a reach affiliate with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Myrlie-Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. She has worked in research for over six years as an analyst and associate. She earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master’s from Mississippi State University. Her research interests are social inequality, policy, and rural communities.