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Kids today less likely to become pregnant or die; more likely to live in poverty

Emanuel Perez sips on milk outside of the Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Friday, July 18. His dinner is part of the Salt Lake CAP summer food program, which offers free dinner to children at five locations in the valley, Monday through Friday. The Perez family brought their o...

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Teen pregnancy rates are down dramatically and American children are more likely to reach adulthood than they were 25 years ago. But more of them are growing up impoverished.
The yearly Kids Count report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides a snapshot of what life is like for children in America, based on economic well-being, education, health and community measures. The 25th edition of the report was released Monday night.
A higher percentage of children live in poverty today than in 1990. The rate at first dropped from 18 percent but has since climbed again to 23 percent ...

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