Child Poverty Down in NH, But Pockets Persist

CONCORD, N.H. — The Granite State is making progress in reducing poverty, according to the latest numbers. But some groups are seeing only limited gains as the state recovers from the Great Recession.

Phil Sletten, policy analyst with the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, said some of the biggest strides have been made in getting children out of poverty. Only 7.9 percent of New Hampshire residents younger than 18 were living in poverty in 2016. That’s compared with 10.7 percent in 2015.  | More…

| Public News Service

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One Response to Child Poverty Down in NH, But Pockets Persist

  1. CaptDMO says:

    “Child” poverty?
    Really? Do they all have big, doey misty eyes?
    Let’s have a look at Head of household, and maybe “breadwinner”, or Assigned recipient (as it were) instead, shall we?

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