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As Safety Net Faces Cuts, One-In-Six American Children Are Affected By Unemployment

Poverty & Family Economics

Think Progress, by Travis Waldron

One of every six American children has a parent that is either unemployed or underemployed, according to a new study from First Focus and the Urban Institute. Overall, 6.2 million children live in homes where at least one parent is unemployed; the total rises to 12.1 million when underemployment is included too. While that number has decreased slightly in the last two years, it is still substantially higher than pre-recession levels, the report found: …Read more