The New Poor: Regional Trends in Child Poverty Since 2000

Koball, Heather; Douglas-Hall, Ayana

Child poverty has risen substantially in the last five years after hitting a low in 2000. The largest increases have been seen in the Midwest, where 2.8 million children live in poverty. The regional increase has been the driving force behind the overall increase at the national level. This report examines regional differences in the family characteristics of children who experienced the greatest increases in poverty between 2000 and 2004.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 6, 2010