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Census: Nearly 1 in 5 Children in U.S. in Poverty

Poverty & Family Economics

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

By Gary Gately

Nearly one in five children in the United States lived in poverty last year, with a much higher proportion of poverty among African-American and Hispanic children, new U.S. Census figures released Tuesday show.

Overall, the number of children living in poverty declined slightly from 21.8 percent of all children, or 16.07 million, in 2012 to 19.9 percent, or 14.66 million, in 2013, the new figures show…

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