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Is NJ a good place to raise children?

A new report finds child well-being is improving in many areas of New Jersey, but more kids are also living in poverty.

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‘Kids Count’ Report Cites Rising Poverty [AUDIO]

Growing child poverty is the central theme of the latest "Kids Count" report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

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NJ Child Care Workers Barely Above Poverty Level [AUDIO]

Would you stay in a job that pays barely over the poverty level if you had other options?

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New Jersey’s Poverty Rate Goes Up [AUDIO]

A couple of months back, the U.S. Census Bureau reported there were 900,000 New Jersey residents living in poverty.

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Nation’s Poor at 49.7 Million

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.

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Child Poverty on the Rise in New Jersey [AUDIO]

t's a staggering statistic. More than 646,000 children in New Jersey lived in families earning too little to meet their needs in 2012.

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Is there real poverty in New Jersey?
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Is There Real Poverty in NJ? [POLL]

According to a new report, poverty in NJ reached a 52-year high. Dennis and Judi aren't necessarily buying it. Are you?

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Poverty Jumps to Five-Decade Record [POLL/AUDIO]

There are more New Jerseyans engulfed in poverty than at any point in the last 50 years, according to a new report from Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ).

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Poverty and Joblessness Affecting 4 in 5 [POLL/AUDIO]

A new study from The Associated Press finds four out of five people surveyed were jobless, near poverty, or in need of government assistance at some point of their life.

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Neighborhood
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Suburbs Seeing More Poverty [AUDIO]

New Jersey's residential neighborhoods have seen a spike in folks living below the poverty level.

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