Poverty Worsens for Michigan Children [Map]

A new report says the number of Michigan children living in poverty rose during the Great Recession. The Michigan League for Public Policy’s annual Kids Count survey shows a 23 percent increase in the state’s child poverty rate from 2006 through 2014. Alicia Guevara Warren is the league’s Kids Count project director. She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller a third of the state’s children live in homes where parents don’t have a secure job. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

You can read the full report here.

Michigan League for Public Policy


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Pat Batcheller

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