R.I. KIDS COUNT Factbook warns of low birth rates

ELIZABETH BURKE Bryant is executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT,/PETER GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHY
ELIZABETH BURKE Bryant is executive director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT,/PETER GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHY
PROVIDENCE – There has been a 15 percent decline in Rhode Island’s child population from 2000 to 2015, according to the latest Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook released Monday. However, the number of households with children under age 18 in Rhode Island, 29 percent between 2011 and 2015, remained the same from the previous five-year…

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