Kids Count: Childhood poverty has lasting effects

RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released data showing child poverty rates from 2006 to 2013. In 2013, the organization said Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England at 21.5 percent. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released data showing child poverty rates from 2006 to 2013. In 2013, the organization said Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England at 21.5 percent. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. Kids Count executives discussed the negative effects of poverty, and how they are immediate and long-lasting, in…
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