18 Aug '11, 10am

20 Percent Of American Children Live In Poverty | Care2 Causes

20 Percent Of American Children Live In Poverty | Care2 Causes

The numbers are shocking. In the United States today, 14.7 million children, or 20 percent, are poor . Child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009. That represents a 2.5 million increase from 2000, when 17 percent of the nation’s youth lived in low-income homes. These are the findings in 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book . Produced annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation , this study profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 measures of well-being. Low-Income Children Suffer Academically, Economically And Socially In the foundation’s first examination of the impact of the recession on the nation’s children, the researchers concluded that low-income children will likely suffer academically, economically and socially long after their parents have recovered. From Education Week : “People who grew up in a financially sec...

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