Threats to food assistance
Michigan children, veterans, seniors and low-wage workers are among the 1.73 million who have less food on the table starting Nov. 1. Congress is eyeing harsh cuts with a U.S. House plan that would eliminate food assistance for tens of thousands in Michigan.
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Kids Count in Michigan 2013
Mapping the Facts
Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.
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Dec. 18 Blog: The kids are not all right
Blog: Factually SpeakingThe kids are not all right
Whatever economic recovery has occurred in Michigan, it has not reached children and their families. Poverty continues to affect one of every four of the state’s youngsters. Over half a million of the children in Michigan lived in families with income below the federal poverty level ($18,000 for a single parent family of 3 and $22,000 for a family of four), according to this year’s annual Kids Count in Michigan overview of child well-being. Economic security weakened in almost every county between 2005 and 2011, and the more affluent counties... Read More
In The NewsThe Detroit News: Michigan report shows a 7-year, 53% hike in child food assistance
Lansing State Journal: Kids Count report: Mid-Michigan kids are more likely to live in poverty today
MLive: Kids Count: Child poverty in Michigan increasing, teen pregnancy on the decline
Daily Tax Report: Ex-State Treasurer: Michigan’s System for Funding Municipalities Is ‘Broken’
Michigan Radio: New study looks at social factors at work in Michigan high infant mortality rate
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