R.I. KIDS COUNT: Annual Factbook shows slight increase in child poverty, poverty gaps remain

RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest Factbook, released Tuesday, stated that about 18% of children ages 18 and younger lived in poverty, which increased by a little more than 1% from 2017.
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest Factbook, released Tuesday, stated that about 18% of children ages 18 and younger lived in poverty, which increased by a little more than 1% from 2017.
PROVIDENCE – After back-to-back years of decreases in the amount of children living in poverty, Rhode Island saw a slight increase in 2018, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT noted in its latest Factbook released Tuesday. The nonprofit said in book that 36,135 children ages 18 and younger, about 18%, lived in poverty in the Ocean State…

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