KY’s Child Poverty Rate Dips

Though Kentucky’s child poverty rate continues to outpace the national average, the overall rate has dropped in recent years, a new study shows.Nearly half of the state’s children in 2017 lived in low-income households, according to the Kentucky Youth Advocates 2019 County Data Book, an annual report released Tuesday that serves as a snapshot of the physical and emotional well being of Kentucky’s kids and youth. Low-income in this case is categorized as below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Source: MG News

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