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CHILD POVERTY: At 23.1 percent, the U.S. child poverty rate is so high, it is second only to Romania among 35 developed nations.
“What Do I Know About Poverty?”
[pullquote align=”right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]”When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” — Eleanor Roosevelt[/pullquote]
Statistics from the Nation Center on Child Poverty at Columbia University
Nearly 15 million children in the United States – 21% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $22,350 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 44% of children live in low-income families. Read More