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CDF Publishes Child Poverty Report

CDF, CA: The Children’s Defense Fund published a report showing that an investment of an additional 2 percent of the federal budget into existing programs and policies could help reduce child poverty by 60 percent. The report notes that the United States has the second highest child poverty rate among 35 industrialized countries. Despite progress in reducing child poverty over the last 50 years, 12.2 million children still live below the federal poverty level.  Children’s Defense Fund – California released a companion report outlining how to reduce California child poverty by 58 percent.