Childhood Poverty Continues To Swell, Especially In The Southwest

SANTA FE, N.M. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A new report on childhood well-being reveals the number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades with the increases in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

The annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 18% of the nation’s children live in poverty, down from the Great Recession.

But the same advances weren’t seen in the Southwest, where many children are Native Americans, Latinos and immigrants who have long faced disadvantages.

“The nation’s racial inequities remain deep, systemic and stubbornly persistent,” said the annual…

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