U.S. Children Living in Poverty

“We’ve seen 18 percent more children in poverty since the year 2000 to the year 2009 because of the recession,” says Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Patrick McCarthy on a recent show. “That means we’ve got almost 15 million children living below the poverty line in this country as of 2009.”

Watch the conversation with McCarthy, where he details the findings from his foundation’s recent report and offers practical policy solutions.

Last modified: October 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm