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Child poverty just dropped for the first time since 2000

Poverty & Family Economics

Deseret News

By Lane Anderson

The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.

About 45 million Americans, or 14.5 percent of the population, lived below the poverty line in 2013, down from 15 percent in 2012. Children under the age of 18 living in poverty dropped from 21.8 percent to 19.9 percent…

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