Good News: Child Poverty Rate Still Dropping

Good News: Child Poverty Rate Still Dropping

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boy-paints-sun.jpgMany local economists and child welfare advocates were puzzled this week when new census data came out showing a 3 percentage-point drop in Baltimore’s childhood poverty rate from 2007 to 2008 — despite the economic recession.

The truth is Baltimore’s poverty rate for children has been on the steady decline for at least two decades, representing tremendous progress compared to other cities.

(Continue reading editorial by Andrew A. Green in Baltimore Sun)

Photo courtesy of Sun Star 

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