It is widely known that the South is home to some of the places with the highest rates of child poverty. To address the many challenges poor families face there, policy makers and community leaders need to understand the complex factors that converge in this region of the United States. This brief presents an analysis of and state-by-state data to help readers understand high child poverty in the South.
National Issue Brief No. 21
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Mattingly, Marybeth J. and Turcotte-Seabury, Catherine, "Understanding very high rates of young child poverty in the south" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 111.
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