Report shows sharp increase in number of children living in high poverty neighborhoodsFebruary 27, 2012
A new national report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights a steep rise in the number of children living in concentrated poverty in the nation’s cities and towns over the last decade.
According to the foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot released last week, nearly 8 million children are growing up in neighborhoods where at least 30 percent of residents live below the federal poverty level — a 25 percent increase since 2000, when 6.3 million children lived in high-poverty communities. The share of the nation’s children living in concentrated poverty increased from 9 percent to 11 percent during this time period.
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