Young child poverty in 2009: rural poverty rate jumps to nearly 29 percent in second year of recession

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Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Stransky, Michelle L.
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Rural Sociology; Work, Economy and Organizations
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The U.S. Census Bureau's release of its American Community Survey data in September 2010 illustrated some expected changes in poverty rates in 2009, the second year of the Great Recession. For young children under age 6, living in poverty is especially difficult, given the long-term effects on health and education. Every region of the country except the West saw increases in rural young child poverty in 2009.