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War on Poverty: A Long-Term Look at Child-Poverty Rates

The proportion of children under 18 living in poverty dropped markedly after the War on Poverty began. But childhood poverty rates began creeping up again in the 1980s and now are as high as they were in 1965.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Reporting & Analysis: Sarah D. Sparks (@SarahDSparks)
Data Visualization: Doris Nhan (@doraquinn)
Design Concept: Laura Baker

Vol. 33, Issue 18

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