In this data snapshot, author Jessica Carson reports that according to analyses of new American Community Survey data released today, nearly one-in-five American children were poor in 2018. While child poverty has finally returned to pre-recession rates, the 0.4 percentage point decline since 2017 continues the trend of incremental decreases in child poverty since the post-recession peak in 2012.
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Carson, Jessica A., "Child Poverty Declines Slightly in 2018 to 18 Percent" (2019). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 377.
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