Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Annie E. Casey Foundation annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and economic well-being for low income children and families.
According to data released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation in its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, over the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families. The official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s. This increase means that 2.4 million more children are living below the federal poverty line. Data also reveals the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. In 2010, 11 percent of children had at least one unemployed parent and 4 percent have been affected by foreclosure since 2007. To learn more about the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book please go here.