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Forty-two States Still Have Higher Child Poverty Rates than Pre-Recession
Four years after the official end of the recession, 42 states still had child poverty rates that were statistically significantly higher than when the recession began, ranging from 7 percent higher in Oklahoma to 48 percent higher in Nevada. Eight states and the District of Columbia had child poverty rates in 2013 that were essentially the same as in 2007: Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.