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Poverty Worsens For Wayne County Children

May 7, 2013



More than half of children living in Detroit live in poverty, the highest rate of any large city in America. In all of Wayne County, the rate is about one in three. Those are just a couple of findings of a new report called “How Are the Children?”, issued by the Great Start Collaborative of Wayne County. The report says poverty has gotten worse in the region since the end of the recession. It also says children are shaped by their environment, including the political environment in which they live. Carlynn Nichols co-chair's the Collaborative's Data and Evaluation Committee. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked Nichols how cuts in social service programs have affected kids in Wayne County. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

You can read the 2013 "How Are The Children?" report here