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Almost one-third of kids in poverty-level families are in “disconnected families”

Almost one-third of kids in poverty-level families are in “disconnected families,” according to Child Trends’ review of National Survey of Children’s Health research. “Disconnected families” are families where no adult has been employed for at least 50 weeks and no one in the family has received cash assistance in the past year. With cash assistance increasingly going to working parents rather than non-working parents, a key policy question is how to reach these disconnected families, says Child Trends.

02/10/2014