One million additional children in poverty since 2009: 2010 data reveal nearly one in four southern children now live in poverty

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Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Bean, Jessica A.; Schaefer, Andrew P.
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Work, Economy and Organizations
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In this brief, the authors use the ACS data released on September 22 to focus on child poverty. The authors report that between 2009 and 2010 an additional one million children joined the ranks of those in poverty. This brings the total to an estimated 15.7 million poor children in 2010, an increase of 2.6 million since the Great Recession began in 2007.