Child-Poverty Rate Hits 20-Year Low

October 04, 2000 1 min read

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.