Poverty in the United States

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72 million under 18 : 43% [22+21] low income 30.6miland 21 14.8mil poor :
21% Children Below Federal Poverty Level = 1 in 5 or 1/5
National Center for Children in Poverty reports 15 million in U.S. – probably underestimates need probably 43% in low income :
1/3 in US live with income below median in 2008
UNICEF reports
4X rate in single mother families
low wages, unstable income,
can impede ability to learn – can contribut to social, emotional, and behavior problems : poor health and mental health :
risk greatest for young and deep and persitent poverty
parental education, race/ethnicity,
race
29% asian in low income; 39 other; 30 white; 61 american indian; 61 hispanic; 63 black :
39 native ; 52 immigrant
employment
30/9 1 parent full time low/poor : 73/36 no parnet work part time ; 87/70 no employement
education
83 le8ss than high school : 66 high school ; 30 one parent some college – low incomes
family
30 married parents
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