Census: More than One in Five children living in poverty New child poverty data demands greater investment in America’s youth, child advocates say - Press Release, Terry Haven

14 September 2011 Published in What's New?

“We’re deeply concerned that children now make up 35 percent of the nation’s poor,” said Karen Crompton, executive director for Voices for Utah Children and Voices member. “The number of children in poverty should alarm policymakers and the public alike, and drive calls for new investment in the programs that keep children safe, healthy and able to succeed.” In Utah, children under the age of 18 make up 42.8% of people living in poverty.  Click here to go to the website blog page or view pdf below to read the complete press release.

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