Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Rural Poverty on the Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2006 poverty data last week, and it revealed that the number of children living in poverty continues to rise -- up to 22%, from 19% in 2000. Meanwhile, the national poverty rate fell between 2005 to 2006, marking a decline for the first time this decade. More news and analysis of the trend is available here.

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