Report: More U.S. children live in poverty

06/12/2008 | Forbes

More U.S. babies are being born underweight than at any time in the past 40 years, increasing their risk of dying in infancy or suffering long-term disabilities, according to the annual Kids Count report. But while more children are living in impoverished conditions, there were some positive findings as well: There are fewer deaths among children and teens and fewer teens dropping out of high school, according to the report.

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