Children in Poverty Increasing
Martha Shirk Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Missouri children are more likely to be born dangerously small, live with only one parent, and grow up in poverty than they were in the 1980s, a study of Missouri children has found.
The county-by-county study concluded that the worst places to grow up are Pemiscot County and the city of St. Louis. The best place: St. Charles County, which has the highest median family income in the state.
"This is a call to action," said Lynn Lyss, a children's advocate and activist with the National Council of Jewish Women. "For the first time, we have hard facts that tell us that we have problems not only in the city of St. Louis, but across the whole state.
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