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Poverty hurts kids in physical and emotional ways that last a lifetime

http://www.elabs10.com/content/2010001408/FebNews4_1.pngPoverty hurts kids in physical and emotional ways that last a lifetime, says Child Trends in a recent brief, Five Ways Poverty Harms Children. The overall child poverty rate in 2012 was 22 percent, with rates for black and Hispanic children 39 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Despite frustratingly high and sustained rates of poverty, Child Trends says simply, “It’s imperative to continue this fight.”

02/10/2014