Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recession and child poverty rates

A recent article on CNN discusses how the recession has caused an increase in child poverty rates.
The articles discusses a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that found that the child poverty rate increased 18% between 2000 and 2009. 2.4 million more children fall below the poverty line and some 42% or 31 million, now live in low-income families, ones with incomes below twice the federal poverty line of $43,512 for a family of four.

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