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Release Date: October 25, 2010
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The authors, researchers for the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, recently released this issue brief to report on the demographic breakdowns of children in poverty in America, with poverty defined as a total income of $21,756 for a family of four. They report on child poverty data by race, age, region, and familial status and then offer policy options which research has found limits the negative effects of poverty.
Following is a summary of key findings from this brief:
Overall, young children of color in rural areas or single parent families are the most vulnerable to the effects of poverty; however, the following policy options have been shown to limit the negative effects of that poverty: