A Shifting Picture

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While the child-poverty rate has declined steadily since 1993, it is well above its 1969 level. The poverty rate for young children is far higher than for any other age group.

*Refers only to children living in households headed by a relative.

SOURCE: Children's Defense Fund, Yearbook 2000: The State of the American Dream.

Vol. 20, Issue 4, Page 41

Published in Print: September 27, 2000, as A Shifting Picture
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