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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.
“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” — Eleanor Roosevelt
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