Impact of Education on Child Poverty

85 percent of children whose parents had less than a high school education and 60 percent of children whose parents had a high school degree but no college lived in poverty, in comparison to 25 percent of children whose parents had some college.

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty. Low-Income Children in the United States, National and State Trend Data, 1998-2008. November 2009.

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