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America’s Youngest Are Also the Hardest Hit by Poverty

Children are poorer than all other age groups in America.  More than one-fifth (21.5 percent) of all children under age 18 lived in poverty in 2010, and one-fourth (25 percent) of those under age six were poor, yet federal funding for child-related programs is projected to drop from 11 to 8 percent of the total budget by 2020. Read recommendations from six leading experts on child poverty at the Urban Institute. 11/21/2011