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One in five American children now living in poverty according to new report

Daily Mail [1]
Thursday, August 18, 2011

A national study on child well-being published today found Nevada had the highest rate of children whose parents are unemployed and underemployed.

The state is also home to the most children affected by foreclosures — 13 percent of all Silver State babies, toddlers and teenagers have been kicked out of their homes because of an unpaid mortgage, the study found.

Across the nation, the research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009. As a result, 14.7 million children, 20 per cent, were poor in 2009.

That represents a 2.5million increase from 2000, when 17 per cent of the nation’s youth lived in low-income homes.

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