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Income inequality among America's children

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 23:18
Priority: 
normal
Organizational Author: 
Urban Institute
Individual Author: 
Acs, Gregory
Gallagher, Megan
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Publisher: 
Place Published: 
Washington, D.C.
Published Date: 
01/01/2000
Published Date (Date): 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
Publication: 
Assessing the New Federalism
Issue Number: 
B-6
Year: 
2000
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Abstract: 

States with the greatest gaps between rich and poor generally have a larger proportion of their children living in poverty. Of the 13 states studied, California, Mississippi, New York, and Texas have the most inequality in family income available to children. The authors combine six common measures of inequality into a composite inequality index. They conclude that states with the most poor children may have resources available in their state to increase the material well being of poor children. (author abstract)

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