Reports: More kids impoverished, have jobless parents

07/27/2005 | USA Today

Between 2000 and 2003, the percentage of children in families in which no parent had full-time, year-round employment rose from 32% to 33%, while teen birth and dropout rates fell over the same period, says the latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics released data last week indicating 13 million, or 18% of the nation's children, lived in poverty in 2003, a level lower than 1993's 23% but higher than 2001's 16%.

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