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Community Advocacy Organization

Did You Know?

Photo courtesy: Children's Defense fund

Over the last 25 years, there has been a remarkable drop in child poverty in America!

Today, roughly 1 in 10 children live in families whose economic resources are considered below the poverty line, nearly a 60% decline over the past quarter century. That is without equal in the history of poverty measurement in the U.S.

According to research from a group called Child Trends, there are a number of reasons for the drop in child poverty.

• More single mothers working

• Lower rates of teen pregnancy

• An increase in the rate of kids living in two-parent homes

However, the main factors researchers say are because of two Federal social safety net programs, the Earned-Income Tax Credit, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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