One in three US children now 'poor'

Fri, Nov 18, 2011, 00:00

WASHINGTON – The number of children in the US considered poor rose by 1 million in 2010, the US Census said yesterday, with nearly one in three of the youngest Americans now living in poverty.

“Children who live in poverty, especially young children, are more likely than their peers to have cognitive and behavioural difficulties, to complete fewer years of education and, as they grow up, to experience more years of unemployment,” the census said. – (Reuters)