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More Iowa Kids Live in Poverty

Posted by mtramontina on 07/28/2012

More Iowa kids are living in poverty and a quarter of the state’s children have parents who lack secure employment, according to a national study released this morning.

The data comes from the most recent Kids Count report, complied annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore.

Most of the statistics were gathered in 2010, but the study still provides Iowans with an illuminating look at how the national economic downturn has affected the state’s youngest residents, said Michael Crawford, director with the Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines. For More Info -http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/07/25/report-more-iowa-kids-now-live-in-poverty/

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