MN child poverty rate spikes, children of color most affected

Twin Cities Daily Planet

March 19, 2011

 

The number of Minnesota children living in poverty has jumped to 14 percent, according to the latest "Kids Count" report - the highest level since 1993 - and the disparities for children of color are widening. While Minnesota had the fifth-lowest poverty rate for white children in the nation, its child-poverty rate for Asian children was the highest in the nation, and its rate for African-Americans was fifth-highest.
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