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Document Number: 8694

The Worst of Times: Children in Extreme Poverty in the South and Nation - This report analyzes the latest census data on children in extreme poverty. It finds that in 2008, more than 5.7 million children in the U.S. lived in extreme poverty (in a household with an income below 50% of the federal poverty line), and 2.4 million of those children (42% of all children in extreme poverty) lived in the South. A four-page Special Summary of the report is also available. (Southern Education Foundation, June 2010)...

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