More Than Half Million Georgia Kids Live in Poverty

ATLANTA (WAOK)-According to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Georgia is one of the worst states in the country for children living in poverty. The latest report shows 570 thousand children in Georgia now live in impoverished conditions. The results were part of the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, which measures infant mortality rates and the number of children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a Baltimore-based private charitable organization.

You can read the entire report here




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  • The Black Falcon

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  • Sharon

    As long as people can be taken care of from cradle to grave poverty will continue to flourish. However, many people are suffering now because of heavy job losses, loss of homes and loss of incomes. These recent events have hastened poverty. I saw a young lady with seven children and then people wonder why they are in poverty. Many are failing in school and have become less educated than previous generations. Many have criminal records which also traps them in poverty. All of these social ills are a plague like “Bubonic Plague” or “Black Death”. When we observe that the top half of the population controls over half of the wealth in this country, we will see a huge wealth cap. The wealth gap is further increasing and it is frightening on a global scale that the United States is on the way to becoming a third world country. There is a growing or expanding underclass meanwhile there is a shrinking middle class. Now, we have to stay tuned to see what the “US Super Congress” and the Obama Administration will do in terms of the economic plight of many Americans. The plans they come up with to work on these immediate crises or concerns in reference to the upcoming budget cuts are something to watch during the forthcoming months.

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