This report examines poverty rates throughout the United States based on race and family structure for children of all ages as well as by place and region for children under age 6.

September 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How childhood poverty levels vary by race.

  2. 2

    How childhood poverty levels vary by place and region.

  3. 3

    How childhood poverty levels vary by number of parents living in the home.

  4. 4

    What can be done to help give children the best chance of success.

Key Takeaway

Social programs can help level the playing field for young children in poverty

If we want all children in America to thrive, we must boost access to social programs like Women, Infants and Children (or WIC), Medicaid, home visits and Early Head Start. These programs work to counteract some of poverty's negative effects and provide positive results.

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