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Children in Urban Areas Are Increasingly Low Income

Koball, Heather; Douglas-Hall, Ayana; Chau, Michelle M.

Nearly one-third of Americans live in urban areas. Although cities offer many social and economic opportunities, children in urban areas are more likely to live in low-income families than are rural or suburban children. Material hardship can have negative, long-term social, emotional, and developmental consequences for children; children in urban areas are disproportionately vulnerable.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
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National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 7, 2010