Over 16 million American kids now live in poverty—and that’s 3 million more than when the Great Recession hit

If you aren’t looking down, things appear to be looking up in the United States. The economy has rebounded from its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In June, unemployment fell to 5.3%, down from over 10% in 2009.

But things aren’t as rosy as they appear, especially if you stop looking at the adults and start worrying about the children. According to a new report (pdf), “Kids Count,” released on July 21 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, over 16 million American...

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