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Poverty report: 1 in 3 children poor

The number of poor families in the country has risen by 20.3 percent in 2004, according to the poverty report released Monday.

 

Some 714,000 children are classified as poor, or 33.2 percent of the entire child population, the report says.

 

2004 marked the sixth consecutive year in which the rate of child poverty has increased. (Miri Chason)