Reducing Our Obscene Level of Child Poverty

The New York Times

January 28, 2015

 

Surely we can all agree that working to end child poverty — or at least severely reduce it — is a moral obligation of a civilized society. And yet, 14.7 million children in this country are poor, and 6.5 million of them are extremely poor (living below half the poverty line). Today, the Children’s Defense Fund is releasing a report entitled “Ending Child Poverty Now” that calls this country’s rate of child poverty “a moral disgrace.”
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