"News" piece on the latest report on the welfare of Maine kids, which is publish
"News" piece on the latest report on the welfare of Maine kids, which is published annually by the advocacy organization Maine Kids Count. According to the report, about a third of all children in the state are growing up in low-income households. And, since 1996, twice as many youths have sought refuge in homeless or emergency shelters. While Maine's official rate of childhood poverty has dropped slightly to 14.2 percent, it is still higher than the national average of 12.7 percent. The official poverty threshold for a family of four in Maine is $17,603. But Kids Count defines low-income households as those bringing in less than $35,206 for a family of four.
Children, Maine Kids Count Data Book
Goldfine, Rebecca, ""News" piece on the latest report on the welfare of Maine kids, which is publish" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5879.