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Connecticut child poverty increased 50 percent since 1990

Connecticut Association for Human Services policy analyst Tamara Kramer (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Connecticut Association for Human Services policy analyst Tamara Kramer (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Poverty among children living in Connecticut has increased by 50 percent since the Annie E. Casey Foundation began keeping track in 1990, according to an annual report from the foundation.

The sobering statistic was amongst a mixed bag of good and bad numbers in the 25th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this week. The report tracks the well-being of children in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the nation as a whole.

The status of children is measured by indicators like kids’ economic situation, education, health, and family situation. The report is based on data from 2010 to 2012.

Overall, Connecticut ranks seventh in child well-being, which is an improvement from last year when the state ranked at an all-time low of ninth place.

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  1. Suzanne

    This is a perfect example of why 1.5 million dollar grants do not need and should not be given to a recreational sport enjoyed by the few. Children in poverty have gone from 1 in 10 to 1 in 6 since 1990 in the State of CT with children of color in worse shape than ever. Pre-school programs are being cut and, yet, they give these same kids a “leg up” in obtaining an education outside of the poverty belt. Kids, poverty, golf anyone?

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