Child Poverty by State
From 1979 to 1998, the number of children in poverty nationally grew by more than 3 million, and the child-poverty rate rose from 16.2 percent to nearly 19 percent. But while some states, such as Arizona, posted dramatic increases in their child-poverty rates, others, such as Arkansas, experienced sharp decreases.
SOURCE: National Center for Children in Poverty, "Child Poverty in the States: Levels and Trends from 1979 to 1998 (Child Poverty Research Brief 2)."
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