The economy has recovered impressively from the depths of The Great Recession, but the recovery is uneven. One measure of income inequality and the unequal recovery is that childhood poverty has actually increased since before the recession.

Today, 22 percent of children live in poverty, up from 18 percent in 2008. – PBS

State social services can help break the trend, but many states have decided to cut back, or can’t afford, school lunch programs, minimum wages increases, and other safety net supports.

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“More Children Are In Poverty Today Than Before The Great Recession” – PBS

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