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Published in Print: October 4, 2000, as Child-Poverty Rate Hits 20-Year Low

Child-Poverty Rate Hits 20-Year Low

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The nation's poverty rate dropped to 11.8 percent in 1999, the lowest rate in 20 years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last month. Child poverty fell to 16.9 percent, also a 20-year low. But 50.3 percent of children under 6 living with a woman with no husband present were poor, it found.

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