The Annie Casey Foundation's Annual Kids Count Data book for 2011 is out.
And in what should be no surprise for anyone and a giant disappointment for everyone, childhood poverty is up, again.
"[O]ver the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic
well-being for low income children and families. Data also reveals the
impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. In 2010, 11
percent of children had at least one unemployed parent and 4 percent
have been affected by foreclosure since 2007."
Go ahead and see for yourself—here's the book.
What to do?