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 April 20, 2005
Kids Count study finds many Providence children living in poverty
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. A new study on the status of children in Rhode Island found more than four in ten children in Providence are living in poverty.

The poverty rate for children statewide came in at 17 percent.

That's according to a newly released Kids Count report.

According to the study, the child poverty rate in the state matched the national rate.

The study said more than half the children in Providence live in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment. At the state and national level, 32 percent of children were in the same boat.

The report also found ten percent of Providence teenagers between 16 and 19 were not in school and not working. Statewide, seven percent of teens were in the same category, and nationally, the rate was nine percent.
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