Child Poverty

Statewide News
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Report Claims Child Poverty on the Rise

A new report says there's been a surge in the number of Ohio children growing up in poor neighborhoods. A Kids Count Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released today (Thursday) shows the number of Ohio children living in high-poverty communities has increased by 60-percent over the last decade. 

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Statewide News
7:39 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Group: Data Shows Jump in Ohio Child Poverty Rate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio child advocacy group says data being released Wednesday shows that the state's child poverty rate increased nearly 50 percent over eight years.

The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio says in the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the state's 2009 child poverty rate was 22 percent, a 46 percent increase over 2001.

Overall, Ohio ranked 29th among the states in indicators of child health and well-being, the same as last year.

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