In 2008, America's recession affected poverty rates for children under age 6 unevenly, with rates in the rural Midwest rising significantly, while rates in northeastern central cities fell slightly. And in the rural South, where more than 30 percent of young children are poor, poverty rates for young children persisted at a very high rate. This is an analysis of American Community Survey data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Mattingly, Marybeth J., "Regional young child poverty in 2008: rural Midwest sees increased poverty, while urban Northeast rates decrease" (2009). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 81.
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