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Child, Adult Poverty Down in 2016 - But Policy, Budget Upheavals Risk Increase in 2017, Beyond
September 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Center for Law and Social Policy has issued the following news release:

Annual data out today from the U.S. Census Bureau on poverty and income in 2016--along with a separate report on health care coverage--point to meaningful gains in Americans' economic security. The share of people in poverty decreased to 12.7 percent in 2016 from 13.5 percent in 2015, meaning that 2.5 million fewer people--and 1.2 million fewer children--lived in poverty. The number o . . .

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