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Child Poverty On The Rise In Delaware

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DELAWARE - Child poverty is apparently getting worse in Delaware.

According to the annual report from the group Kids Count, 20.6 percent of Delaware children are living in poverty, that number is up from around 12 percent in 2007.  That number, though, is lower than the national 21.9.

The study also says low birth rate is slightly worse in the First State, with 8.8 percent of babies born weighing less than 5.5 pounds, compared to 8.2 percent nationally.

For the full, 230 page report, click HERE.

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