BUSINESS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Recession Spurs Rise In Teen Runaways

Over the past two years, government officials and experts have seen an increasing number of children leave home for life on the streets, including many under 13. Foreclosures, layoffs, rising food and fuel prices and inadequate supplies of low-cost housing have stretched families to the extreme, and those pressures have trickled down to teenagers and preteens.

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