Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Kids in Poor Neighborhoods

A new “Kids Count” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the number of children living in high poverty communities has increased by 25% over the last ten years.

Public News Service reports that the study shows that even if a family is not officially “in poverty” according to federal standards, it still harms children when a lot of other people in the neighborhood are.

Casey Foundation associate director of policy reform Laura Speer says that living in a poverty area limits the opportunities families have to get a better job and make sure their children are healthy and cared for.

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