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Low-Income Children in the United States: National and State Trend Data, 1996-2006

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Publication Date: September 2007

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

Author(s): Michelle Chau; Ayana Douglas-Hall

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: child poverty; low-wage work

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This trend book brings together national and 50-state data on the characteristics of low-income children over the past decade and reveals that the number of children living in low-income families has increased by over 1.7 million children since 2000.