Rate of Children in Low-Income Families Varies Widely by State

Koball, Heather; Douglas-Hall, Ayana

While nearly 40 percent of America's children live in low-income families, they face very different demographic conditions depending on the state in which they live. State characteristics, including education levels, family structure, and immigration, contribute to differences in low-income rates among the states.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 8, 2010