Published Online:

Census Bureau Finds Drop In Children's Poverty Rate

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The poverty rate for children under 18 dropped significantly from 1993 to 1994, though it remained higher than for other age groups, the U.S. Bureau of the Census reports.

The proportion of U.S. children living in poverty fell from 22.7 percent to 21.8 percent, paralleling a decrease for the overall population, which went from 15.1 percent in 1993 to 14.5 percent in 1994.

The number of Americans living in poverty fell by 1.2 million last year, to 38.1 million. It was the first decrease since 1989, according to the survey.

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented