Child Poverty on the Rise

Reported by Dan Gorenstein on Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

A new report shows one in ten New Hampshire children is living in poverty. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Dan Gorenstein has more. The 2006 Kids Count national survey, conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says between 2000 and 2004 the number of poor children in New Hampshire went from 6 to 10%. That’s a 67% jump, the largest growth rate of any state nationwide.

What’s happened in New Hampshire that’s led to the increase? Ellen Shemitz of the Children’s Alliance points to the economy. She says wages just aren’t keeping up with costs.

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