Ohio Green Party: Child Poverty Rate On Rise

Independent Political Report

Press release from the Ohio Green Party:

The Ohio Green Party notes with regret the fact that, according to a recently released study, the rate of childhood poverty in our state has risen to 23%.

The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, in association with The Annie E. Casey Foundation, reports that since 2008, the number of Ohio children living in poverty in Ohio has risen from 19% to the current figure.

These figures are a sobering reminder of the myriad issues in our society that lead to conditions of poverty. Racial disparities, urban vs rural demographics, educational levels, and teen birth rates all contribute to the rise of poverty. Sadly, so do various policies enacted by state and Federal government…

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