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Dec 16, 2015 1:08 PM

Research conducted in NH found 2 in 5 children in US live in poverty

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DURHAM - A new study has found that that four in 10 children live in low-income families in the country.

Research conducted by the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH has found that more than 21 percent of children live in low-income families in 2014.

The Carsey School also found that as many as 10 percent of children live in deep poverty.

New Hampshire is one of four states in the country that has a low child poverty rate, but according to the American Community Survey, the rate rose in N.H. in 2014.

In a statement released by the University of New Hampshire, the researchers said, "that nearly seven million American children are living in deeply poor homes highlights the necessity of the social safety net."

Click here to read the full report from the Carsey School of Public Policy.

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