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Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September show that children remain the poorest age group in America with more than 13.2 million children – 18.0 percent of all children - living in poverty in 2016. View CDF’s national analysis and state analysis of the new child poverty data for more information on child poverty by race, ethnicity, age and extreme poverty.
CDF’s new report Ending Child Poverty Now shows for the first time how we can shrink overall child poverty by 60 percent, Black child poverty by 72 percent, rural child poverty by 68 percent and improve the economic circumstances of 97 percent of poor children, by investing more in programs that work. Read the report and spread the word about its important findings. You can also sign up here to receive updates on how you can support our campaign to end child poverty now.
What does child poverty look like in your state? Find out now.
Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty — and recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.
One Strike and You’re Out looks at how a criminal record can present a lifelong obstacle to employment, housing, public assistance, education, and family reunification and provides recommendations for how to eliminate those barriers and ensure Americans with criminal records have a fair shot at a decent life.