Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity: 1998

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In 1998, 18.9 percent of children (13.5 million) were living in poverty. Minority children under age 18 were far more likely to live in poverty than non-Hispanic white children.

NOTE: Living in poverty is defined as households with incomes below the federal poverty line ($16,600 for a family of four in 1998).

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, data from March 1998 Current Population Survey.

Vol. 20, Issue 4, Page 41

Published in Print: September 27, 2000, as Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity: 1998
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