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The Herald-Palladium: Michigan’s child poverty rate is a disgrace

Children in Southwest Michigan have a lot more to worry about than the approaching start of school. According to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, “Child poverty actually worsened in Michigan during the economic recovery. In 2013 one of every four children in the state lived in a family with income below the poverty level … and half of these children live in extreme poverty – with families struggling to get by on income less than half the poverty level.” July 29, 2015 — St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium

 

WKAR Report: Despite economic gains, more MI children living in poverty

According to the latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, one in five Michigan kids are now living in poverty. Current State talks about what’s behind those numbers with Alicia Guevara Warren, who directs the Kids Count project for the Michigan League for Public Policy. July 28, 2015 — WKAR

WDET Radio: Poor Kids Falling Further Behind

Michigan League For Public Policy President Gilda Jacobs speaks with Stephen Henderson about Michigan’s performance in the Kids Count Data Book. July 27, 2015 — WDET

 

WKZO Radio: 1 in 4 Michigan kids still living in poverty, according to Kid Count report

Live interview with Kids Count Project Director, Alicia Guevara Warren from Michigan League for Public Policy. July 22, 2015 — WKZO radio

Macomb Daily: Michigan drops in child well-being in latest Kids Count report

Michigan has dropped for the second year in a row to 33rd overall for child well-being, behind every other state in the Midwest, according to the annual Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. July 21, 2015 — Macomb Daily

 

Traverse City Record Eagle: Michigan’s child poverty rate worsens

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County ranks ninth in child well-being out of 82 Michigan counties, but the state’s overall child poverty rate has worsened since the Great Recession, the annual Kids Count survey found.

The national report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Michigan ranks 33rd in child well-being nationally, down one slot since last year. Nearly one in four Michigan children lived in poverty in 2013, compared with almost one in five in 2008. July 21, 2015 — Traverse City Record Eagle

 

MLIVE: 1 in 4 Michigan kids still living in poverty, according to Kids Count report

LANSING, MI — Michigan continues to struggle with a high poverty rate for kids, according to a new report that saw the state lose ground on a national ranking of child well-being. July 21, 2015 — MLIVE

 

The Washington Times: Report: Michigan dips again on child well-being

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The annual Kids Count survey finds Michigan’s child poverty rate worsening since the Great Recession while child health indicators are improving. July 21, 2015 — The Washington Times

hometownstations.com: Report: Michigan dips again on child well-being

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The annual Kids Count survey finds Michigan’s child poverty rate worsening since the Great Recession while child health indicators are improving. July 21, 2015 — hometownstations.com

 

 

The Republic: Kids Count ranks Michigan 33rd in child well-being; more kids in poverty than in recession

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — The annual Kids Count survey finds Michigan’s child poverty rate worsening since the Great Recession while child health indicators are improving. July 21, 205 — The Republic

 

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