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"Child Poverty Grew in 1980s, Study Finds : Families: Over one-fourth of children living in major cities were classified as poor in 1989, group reports. Santa Ana leads Orange County with a 22% rate." Aug 12, 1992
WASHINGTON — The pervasiveness of poverty among American children grew during the past decade (1980's), resulting in inadequate medical attention and schooling for the nation's underprivileged youth, a child advocacy group said Tuesday.
The study, which is based on Census Bureau figures, examines the percentage of children living in households with income below the government's official poverty line. At the time of the study, the threshold was $13,000 for a family of four. Recent Census figures show that 31 million Americans, or 12% of the overall population, live below the poverty line.
The Washington-based advocacy group found that 26% of the children it studied were living in poverty in 1989. The study also shows that childhood poverty is not concentrated within the nation's biggest urban areas, but extends into many smaller cities and suburbs as well.
Jim Weill, who helped prepare the CDF report, said that while the nation as a whole grew wealthier during the 1980s, the disparity between rich and poor grew.