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Grim Findings On Youth Unemployment, Education

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The re...

Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

Saki Knafo

Grandparents Raising More Kids Amid Bad Economy, Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents

Adrian Charniak's grandson was born with cocaine in his blood. That's the first reason the Illinois child welfare agency decided the boy's parents wer...

Saki Knafo

More Children Now Live In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Than 10 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

In the last decade, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty grew by 1.6 million, according to a new study released by the Annie...

Is Poverty Not "Sexy" Enough?

Morna Murray | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Morna Murray

One in five children now lives in poverty, up from 17% in 2000. This is an increase of 2.4 million children. These are not just statistics. They are real children, waking up hungry and suffering.

Report: Child Poverty Increases 50% In Colorado Since 2000, Just 6% Nationally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 2010 Kids Count Data Book was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an organization that tracks state data on child welfare. The rep...

Counting What Counts: Accurate Data Leads to Effective Policy

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

It's time to update the poverty measure. The current U.S. poverty measure is a 1960s creation -- needless to say a lot has changed since then.