Progress Watch Child poverty rate declines in America for first time since 2000 (+video)

The poverty rate for children fell nearly 2 full percentage points last year, according to the US Census Bureau.

By , Staff writer

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Poverty in America declined in 2013, and the poverty rate went down faster for children than for adults – which is notable not only because they are children but also because the poverty rate for children has long been higher than for adults.