Recession leads to jump in child poverty rates


August 21, 2011


Nathan Wallace lost his job as a painter at a college in March 2008. His wife, Keana, lost her position as a medical assistant in July 2009. Since then, neither has been able to find steady work and they struggle to pay their bills and feed Keana's four children -- aged 17, 14, 9 and 7 -- from a previous marriage.
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