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Child poverty in U.S. is at highest point in 20 years, report finds
Child poverty in U.S. is at highest point in 20 years, report finds

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the Great Depression, 25% of children don’t have enough food to eat and 7 million kids still don’t have health insurance, the analysis says. Even worse: Five children die daily by firearms, and one dies every seven hours from abuse or neglect.  “It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive in the world’s richest, most powerful nation,” co-author...

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