Friday, December 21, 2012

Poverty in Dallas: Worse Than We want to Think About


Poverty in Dallas is worse than most of us know. Certainly worse than most of us want to think about. D Magazine 'Frontburner' has an interesting interesting article that, if nothing else, reminds us that eliminating poverty is going to have to be an all hands on deck proposition...
"Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show that Dallas County children, on whole, are poorer than not only most other Texas children, but most other children in America’s largest cities."
"Close to 30 percent of children in Dallas County between the ages of five and 17 live in poverty, the numbers show, nearly a five percent increase since 2007. The below chart shows the poverty rates for those aged children, in Dallas-area counties:

You can read the rest of the article here...

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