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As early as age three, children in families receiving cash assistance have a vocabulary half the size of children in families with high-end incomes; Children in professional families hear more than 30 million words by their third birthday, while children in lower income families hear only 10 million words
Children born to mothers without a high school diploma are less likely to have children’s books in their homes
According to an analysis of Ohio Department of Health birth records, between 2000 and 2005, one in three births in Cuyahoga County was to a mother without a high school diploma
According to American Community Survey in 2016, 30.8% of women who gave birth in that year did not have a high school diploma.
The graduation rate for the class of 2015 from Cleveland Metroplitian School District was 69.1%
Average unemployment range for 16-24 year olds in 2016 was 14.95% in Cuyahoga County. For Cleveland the average unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds in 2016 was 22.15%
19.7% of 18-24 year olds living in Cleveland do not have a high school diploma.
Nearly half the population in Cuyahoga County (47 percent) over the age of 16 have literacy levels below the required minimum of Level 3
Since people with Level 1 or 2 literacy skills are likely to be excluded from all but minimum wage work, more than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living
About 1 in 8 Cuyahoga County residents are at the lowest literacy level, while 1 in 4 Cleveland residents are at the lowest literacy level.
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