AMNY: New York’s child poverty rate is slipping — but challenges still loom for city kids


April 23, 2020

Childhood poverty is down in NYC for the first time in years, but there are still vast racial, geographic and other disparities for the city’s youngest residents. 

The well-being of New York City’s children is improving, though the five borough’s 1.8 million kids still confront profound racial, geographic and economic disparities, according to a report.

“For the first time since the recession took hold in 2008, the child poverty rate in New York City decreased — from a high of 31.4% in 2012 to 29.8% in 2013, the equivalent of about 30,000 fewer children living in poverty,” according to the report by the Citizens’ Committee for Children.”

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