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The Worst of Times: Children in Extreme Poverty in the South and Nation
Click to view the full article (PDF) June 15, 2010: The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) has released a new report which finds that a large, growing number of children in the South and the nation live in extreme povertysurviving on less than seven or eight dollars per day.

The Worst of Times: Children in Extreme Poverty in the South and Nation analyzes the latest census data for children in extreme poverty and finds that more than 5.7 million children lived in extreme poverty in the United States in 2008 in a household with an income below 50 percent of the federal poverty lineand 2.4 million or 42 percent of those children lived in the South.

SEFs report includes an appendix that lists the 100 school districts in the US with the highest rates of extreme child poverty and a list of the school districts with no extreme poverty among children.

In addition, the following web extras are available here:

Four-page Special Summary of the report (free printed copies available upon request to info(at)southerneducation.org while supplies last)

County maps for the 15 Southern states showing percentages of extreme child poverty: Alabama-Kentucky Louisiana-Oklahoma South Carolina-West Virginia

US Map of states for extreme child poverty for rural, sparsely-populated counties

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