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Who are America’s Poor Children? The Official Story

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty

Author(s): Sarah Fass; Nancy K. Cauthen

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: child poverty; low-wage work

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This fact sheet describes the characteristics of children who are officially poor and identifies public policy strategies for improving the well-being of children and families.