Poverty Grows Young

May 20 2011 @ 9:19am

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Aaron Carroll forwards a chart from The State Of Working America:

Almost one quarter of children below the age of 6 in the United States were in poverty in 2009. That number had been increasing over the years before that.  Think about it. One in four children in the richest country in the world are in poverty. The next most prevalent group was children 6-18. Think about that as we talk about cutting Medicaid, which covers one third-of children, likely all the children you see above