Unlike the domains of education and Health, where children are benefiting from long- term progress overall, the economic well-Being of children and families has plummeted because of the recession.
In 2000, the official child poverty rate, which is a conservative mea- sure of economic hardship, was 17 percent. From 2000 to 2010, the number of children living in poverty jumped from 12.2 million to 15.7 million, an increase of nearly 30 percent. The additional 3.5 million children living in poverty is nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Los Angeles.
And thanks, Leftover, for the links.