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Q&A: How The Great Recession Affected Children

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics


By Teresa Wiltz

Five years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps no group was harmed more by the downturn than children.

Roughly 2 million more children live in poverty today than at the start of the recession, according to a new study by First Focus, a bipartisan children’s advocacy group, and PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…

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