Study: A third of Virginia kids live in or near poverty
The study says 13 percent of children lived in poverty in 2011, the most recent year of analysis. Another 18-and-a-half percent lived in near-poverty.
According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.
The study was conducted by University of Virginia researchers with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service's Demographic Research Group.
Researcher Megan Juelfs-Swanson says many anti-poverty programs target single-parent families. She says a wide range of policy and program options benefiting all children should be considered.
- Virginia lawmakers express concerns over proposed EPA rules
- Rolling Stone article on culture of rape at UVA: ‘Instantly all anyone could talk about’
- Eastern District collects $24 million in debts in fiscal 2014
- Mathias and his team unleashing childhood cancer awareness
- ‘This is My Brave’: Community responds to growing suicide, depression rates