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2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators:. Conditions Placing Children in the South at Risk. In 2002, more than 12 million children were living in poverty in the US. 42% were in the Southern Region. Economic Status.

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2004 chartbook of major indicators

2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators:

Conditions Placing Children

in the South at Risk


Economic status

In 2002, more than 12 million children were living in poverty in the US.

42% were in the Southern Region.

Economic Status


Economic status1

In 2002, the Southern Region had the highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty, approximately 5.2 million children.

Economic Status


Economic status2
Economic Status children under 18 living in poverty, approximately 5.2 million children.


Child care
Child Care children under 18 living in poverty, approximately 5.2 million children.


Child care1

Between FFY 2001 and FFY 2003, 7 southern states and the District of Columbia decreased the number of children receiving subsidized child care:

Alabama, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, West Virginia

Child Care


Child abuse and neglect

Southern Region is the only region with a child abuse and neglect rate higher than the United States.

Approximately 374,000 children were abused or neglected in the Southern Region in 2002.

Child Abuse and Neglect


Child abuse and neglect1
Child Abuse and Neglect neglect rate higher than the United States.


Child abuse and neglect2
Child Abuse and Neglect neglect rate higher than the United States.


Education
Education neglect rate higher than the United States.

More Education: Higher Earnings, Lower Unemployment

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, unpublished data from the Current Population Survey (unemployment): Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, PPL-99, Educational Attainment in the United States: March 1998, table 9 (unpublished data), and Current Population Reports, P20-513, October 1998, “Educational Attainment in the United States: March 1998 (Update)” (earnings).


Education1
Education neglect rate higher than the United States.


Education2
Education neglect rate higher than the United States.


Health coverage

Almost half (45.9%) of the uninsured, lower income children in the nation live in the Southern Region.

2.6 million lower income, uninsured children in the Southern Region between 2000 and 2002.

Health Coverage


Health coverage1
Health Coverage in the nation live in the Southern Region.


2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators: in the nation live in the Southern Region.

Conditions Placing Children

in the South at Risk


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